Foreshadowing his later detailed accounts of the Soviet prison-camp system, Solzhenitsyn's classic portrayal of life in the gulag is all the more powerful for being slighter and more personal than those later monumental volumes. Continuing the tradition of the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, especially Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn is fully worthy of them in narrative power and moral authority. His greatest work.
Publisher: Everyman ISBN: 9781857152197 Number of pages: 160 Weight: 320 g Dimensions: 210 x 17 x 132 mm
aA masterpiecea]Squarely in the mainstream of Russiaas great literary traditions.a a"The Nation"
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...
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