One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated by H. T. Willetts
Introduction by Katherine Shonk

Farrar, Straus And Giroux | July 29, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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For the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's most accessible novel

"
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is an undisputed classic of contemporary literature. First published (in censored form) in the Soviet journal "Novy Mir" in 1962, it is the story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov as he struggles to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. On every page of this graphic depiction of Ivan Denisovich's struggles, the pain of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's own decade-long experience in the gulag is apparent--which makes its ultimate tribute to one man's will to triumph over relentless dehumanization all the more moving.
An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced-work camps, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is one of the most extraordinary literary works to have emerged from the Soviet Union. The first of Solzhenitsyn's novels to be published, it forced both the Soviet Union and the West to confront the Soviet's human rights record, and the novel was specifically mentioned in the presentation speech when Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. Above all, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" establishes Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy" (Harrison Salisbury, "The ""New York Times").
This unexpurgated, widely acclaimed translation by H. T. Willetts is the only translation authorized by Solzhenitsyn himself.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.22 × 5.47 × 0.62 in

Published: July 29, 2014

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0374534683

ISBN - 13: 9780374534684

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated by H. T. Willetts
Introduction by Katherine Shonk

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8.22 × 5.47 × 0.62 in

Published: July 29, 2014

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0374534683

ISBN - 13: 9780374534684

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For the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's most accessible novel

"
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is an undisputed classic of contemporary literature. First published (in censored form) in the Soviet journal "Novy Mir" in 1962, it is the story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov as he struggles to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. On every page of this graphic depiction of Ivan Denisovich's struggles, the pain of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's own decade-long experience in the gulag is apparent--which makes its ultimate tribute to one man's will to triumph over relentless dehumanization all the more moving.
An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced-work camps, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is one of the most extraordinary literary works to have emerged from the Soviet Union. The first of Solzhenitsyn's novels to be published, it forced both the Soviet Union and the West to confront the Soviet's human rights record, and the novel was specifically mentioned in the presentation speech when Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. Above all, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" establishes Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy" (Harrison Salisbury, "The ""New York Times").
This unexpurgated, widely acclaimed translation by H. T. Willetts is the only translation authorized by Solzhenitsyn himself.

About the Author

Author and historian Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn, considered by many to be the preeminent Russian writer of the second half of the 20th century, was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk in the northern Caucusus Mountains. In 1941, he graduated from Rostov University with a degree in physics and math. He also took correspondence courses at Moscow State University. Solzhenitsyn served in the Russian army during World War II but was arrested in 1945 for writing a letter criticizing Stalin. He spent the next decade in prisons and labor camps and, later, exile, before being allowed to return to central Russia, where he taught and wrote. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1974, he was arrested for treason and exiled following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. He moved to Switzerland and later the U. S. where he continued to write fiction and history. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned to his homeland. He died due to a heart ailment on August 3, 2008.
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