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Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Alexander Solzhenitsyn grew up in Rostov-na-Donu, where he studied mathematics at Rostov State Univ. He served in the Red Army, rising to the rank of artillery captain, and was decorated for bravery. In 1945 he was arrested for criticizing Stalin in letters to a friend and sentenced to eight years in labor camps. After completing his prison sentence, he was exiled to the Kazakh SSR (now Kazakhstan). Stalin died in 1953 and Solzhenitsyn's citizenship was restored in 1956. His first novels describe the grimness of life in the vast labor-camp system. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was permitted... Read More

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Bantam Classics | Paperback | July 1984
$5.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-24777-0 (0-553-24777-8)

From the icy blast of reveille through the sweet release of sleep, Ivan Denisovich endures.  A common carpenter, he is one of millions viciously imprisoned for countless years on baseless charges, sentenced to the waking nightmares of the Soviet work camps in Siberia.  Even in the face of degrading hatred, where life is... Read more






One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1995
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44464-0 (0-679-44464-5)

One of the most chilling novels about the oppression of totalitarian regimes and the first to open Western eyes to the terrors of Stalin's prison camps; if Solzhenitsyn later became Russia's conscience in exile, this is the book with which he first challenged the brutal might of the Soviet Union.

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