Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

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Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated by Kenneth Lantz, Stephan Solzhenitsyn

Counterpoint | August 21, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking works-interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as "binary"-join Solzhenitsyn''s already available fiction as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. With Soviet and post-Soviety life as their focus, these stories weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In "The Upcoming Generation," a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In "Nastenka," two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives-until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both. The most eloquent and acclaimed opponent of government oppression, Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his work continues to receive international acclaim. Available for the first time in English, Apricot Jam and Other Stories is a striking example of Solzhenitsyn''s singular style and only further solidifies his place as a true literary giant.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619020084

ISBN - 13: 9781619020085

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Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated by Kenneth Lantz, Stephan Solzhenitsyn

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 in

Published: August 21, 2012

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1619020084

ISBN - 13: 9781619020085

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After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking works-interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as "binary"-join Solzhenitsyn''s already available fiction as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. With Soviet and post-Soviety life as their focus, these stories weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In "The Upcoming Generation," a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In "Nastenka," two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives-until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both. The most eloquent and acclaimed opponent of government oppression, Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his work continues to receive international acclaim. Available for the first time in English, Apricot Jam and Other Stories is a striking example of Solzhenitsyn''s singular style and only further solidifies his place as a true literary giant.

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.