One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Paperback)
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/01/1996
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THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED TRANSLATION OF SOLZHENITSYN'S SEARING DEBUT NOVEL

The Gulag, the Stalinist labour camps to which millions of Russians were condemned for political deviation, has become a household word in the West. This is due to the accounts of many witnesses, but most of all to the publication, in 1962, of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the novel that first brought Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to public attention. His story of one typical day in a labour camp as experienced by prisoner Ivan Denisovich Shukhov is sufficient to describe the entire world of the Soviet camps.

Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099449270
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 127 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A masterpiece in the great Russian tradition. There have been many literary sensations since Stalin died. Doctor Zhivago apart, few of them can stand up in their own right as works of art. Ivan Denisovich is different -- Leonard Schapiro * New Statesman *
For much of the century that he came to dominate, he was simply Russia's greatest writer * Guardian *
Solzhenitsyn's little book on the Soviet camps, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, has just been reissued, in a much-improved translation by Harry Willetts. It remains a devastating book - a classical tragedy... Solzhenitsyn is a genius and a hero: Ivan Denisovich stands with Animal Farm. * Guardian *

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“An interesting contrast”

My original version was the Ralph Parker translation (Penguin 1963). I only recently discovered that there was an "official" translation sanctioned by the author - so I bought it to see what had been left... More

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