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Book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918 and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in physics and mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain. In 1945, however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and summarily sentenced to eight years in forced labour camps, followed by internal exile. In 1957 he formally rehabilitated, and settled down to teaching and writing. The publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in Novy Mir in 1962 was followed by publication, in the West, of his novels Cancer Ward and The First Circle. In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in 1974 his citizenship was revoked and he was expelled from the Soviet Union. He settled in Vermont and worked on his great historical cycle The Red Wheel. In 1990, with the fall of Soviet Communism, his citizenship was restored and four years later he returned to settle in Russia.Revue de presse :
"Perhaps the most famous work of fiction dealing directly with the disease" (Guardian)
"And what does Solzhenitsyn say about cancer? How does he reach me, in Australia, with his Russian book? He shows me something valuable that I discovered during my own medical treatment. The people who are involved in cancer -- the sufferer, the doctors, the nurses, the orderlies -- are often occupied less with the cancer than with each other. There are small societies of patients and medical workers in a hospital ward, and in those societies people share what they have: their love and resentment, their stories and observations." (Brenda Walker The Australian)
"Solzhenitsyn was a great writer as the result of the collision of a particular personality and an awesome subject matter" (Henry Porter Observer)
"Solzhenitsyn is a man of genius...it is a privilege to be Solzhenitsyn’s contemporary" (Observer)
"There has been no such analysis of the corrupting power of the police state in Soviet literature" (Listener)
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Description du livre U.S.A.: The Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Etat : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. N° de réf. du vendeur BU-150D
Description du livre The Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Etat : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du vendeur P110679601635
Description du livre The Modern Library, 1995. Hardcover. Etat : New. Modern Library. N° de réf. du vendeur DADAX0679601635