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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Mass Market Paperbound)

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    In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength. 

    First published in 1962, it is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, Ivan Denisovich is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization.

    About the Author

    Aleksandr was born in the south of Russia. He fought in World War II and was a twice-decorated Captain in an artillery company when, in 1945, at the age of 26, he was sentenced to eight years of forced labor. Won the Nobel Prize in 1970..

    Eric Bogosian is an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play "Talk Radio", and is the recipient of Berlin Film Festival s Silver Bear Award, several Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also the author of three novels.

    Praise For…

    “Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Gorky.”—Harrison Salisbury, The New York Times

    “A masterpiece…Squarely in the mainstream of Russia’s great literary traditions.”—The Nation

    “An extraordinary human document.”—Moscow’s Daily Mail

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780451531049
    ISBN-10: 0451531043
    Publisher: Signet Classics
    Publication Date: September 2008
    Pages: 151
    Language: English