Apricot Jam: And Other Stories by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynApricot Jam: And Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

byAleksandr SolzhenitsynTranslated byKenneth Lantz, Stephan Solzhenitsyn

Paperback | August 31, 2012

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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. 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...

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Title:Apricot Jam: And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:CounterpointLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1619020084

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