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 the author of "Mall, " the plays "Talk Radio, subUrbia" and "Griller", and the Obie Award-winning solo performances "Drinking in America, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead" and "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll." He is the recipient of the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award, a Drama Desk Award, and two NEA fellowships. An actor who has appeared in more than a dozen feature films and television shows, Bogosian lives in New York City.
“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