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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: Popular Penguins By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich: Popular Penguins
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich: Popular Penguins by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This brutal glimpse of Russia under Stalin shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of string or a single match in a time where survival is all. Enter a world of incarceration - and participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.

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About Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918 and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in physics and mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain. In 1945, however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and summarily sentenced to eight years in forced labour camps, followed by internal exile. In 1957 he formally rehabilitated, and settled down to teaching and writing, in Ryazan and Moscow. The publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in Novy Mir in 1962 was followed by publication, in the West, of his novels Cancer Ward and The First Circle. In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in 1974 his citizenship was revoked and he was expelled from the Soviet Union. He settled in Vermont and worked on his great historical cycle The Red Wheel. In 1990, with the fall of Soviet Communism, his citizenship was restored and four years later he returned to settle in Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died in August 2008.

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GOR004667618
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich: Popular Penguins by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-06-29
144
0141045353
9780141045351
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.