One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын
Publsiher: Signet Classic
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1963
Genre: Communism
ISBN: UCSC:32106008573419

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One of the most chilling novels ever written about the oppression of totalitarian regimes--and the first to open Western eyes to the terrors of Stalin's prison camps, this book allowed Solzhenitsyn, who later became Russia's conscience in exile, to challenge the brutal might of the Soviet Union.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Franz G. Blaha
Publsiher: Cliff Notes
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1986
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0822009609

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, you explore the short book that established Alexander Solzhenitsyn's reputation and instantly placed him on the master list of human rights advocates. It describes a typical day in the life of an inmate in the Siberian prison camps of Stalinist Soviet Union. This study guide carefully documents the ordeal of prisoner S-854 through his ten-year sentence in the Gulag. You'll find a summary and critical analyses of each section of the novel, and explore the life and background of the author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and gain insight into how he came to write the novel. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major and minor players A history of the Gulag prison system and what crimes could get people sentenced to them Critical essays on levels of meaning in the novel and narrative perspective A review section that tests your knowledge Suggested theme topics and a selected bibliography Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: Spark Notes
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2003
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 1586638327

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A masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, this novel is one of the most significant and outspoken literary documents ever to come out of Soviet Russia. A brutal depiction of life in a Stalinist camp and a moving tribute to man's triumph of will over relentless dehumanization, this is Solzhenitsyn's first novel to win international acclaim. Introduction by renowned poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Alexis Klimoff
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780810112148

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"Alexis Klimoff's companion to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich includes a general introduction discussing the work in the context of Solzhenitsyn's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. Also included are primary sources and other background materials, as well as discussions of the work by leading scholars and an annotated bibliography. Combining the highest order of scholarship with accessibility, this critical companion illuminates a great work of Russian literature, and will enhance its appreciation by both teachers and students." --Book Jacket.

The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories

The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories
Author: Andreas Karkavitsas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-12-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780525507833

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Translated into English for the first time, The Archeologist is a landmark of Greek national literature, and an important document in the history of archeology and classicism. Published for the bicentennial year of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence. A Penguin Classic The year 2021 marks the bicentennial of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence. This historical milestone provides the impetus for a new period of intensified reflection on the past, present, and future of Greece, especially in light of recent financial and humanitarian challenges the country has found itself facing: the debt crisis that began in the last days of 2009 and the migration crisis five years later. These crises had already stirred renewed and often animated debate about Greek national identity, especially in relation to Europe, and the legacy of classical antiquity remains central to how that relationship is imagined. Where does Greece fit into the modern world and what role, if any, should its celebrated and idealized antiquity play in the country's national identity? More than a century ago, Karkavitsas's The Archeologist (1904) helped to articulate and frame these kinds of questions. The work is an allegory of Greek nationalism that is stylized as a folktale about Aristodemus and Dimitrakis Eumorphopoulos, two brothers and descendants of the illustrious Eumorphopoulos line. For centuries, the family had been persecuted by the Khan family, but when the Khan dynasty starts to topple, the Eumorphopoulos family resolves to regain their ancestral lands and restore their line's ancient glory. Yet the two brothers disagree about the best path forward into the future. Aristodemus insists, to the point of mania, that they must look only to the ancient past—to the family's ancient language, texts, religion, and monuments; Dimitrakis, on the other hand, exuberantly embraces the present. The Archeologist, however, attempts to map and dramatize the tensions that were violently brewing in the Balkans at the turn of the twentieth century and which, within a decade of the work's publication, would contribute to the outbreak of World War I. Also included in this edition are a selection of "sea tales," which Karkavitsas heard from sailors during his extensive time aboard ships in the Mediterranean. Considered as indigenous to Greek literature, the four sea stories represent some of the best known of the Tales from the Prow. "The Gorgon," one of Karkavitsas's shortest sea stories, is also one of the most famous.

Dressed for a Dance in the Snow

Dressed for a Dance in the Snow
Author: Monika Zgustova
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781590511848

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A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová's collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles the hardships of the camps, but also serves as testament to the power of beauty in face of adversity. Where one would expect to find stories of hopelessness and despair, Zgustová has unearthed tales of the love, art, and friendship that persisted in times of tragedy. Across the Soviet Union, prisoners are said to have composed and memorized thousands of verses. Galya Sanova, born in a Siberian gulag, remembers reading from a hand-stitched copy of Little Red Riding Hood. Irina Emelyanova passed poems to the male prisoner she had grown to love. In this way, the arts lent an air of humanity to the women's brutal realities. These stories, collected in the vein of Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize-winning oral histories, turn one of the darkest periods of the Soviet era into a song of human perseverance, in a way that reads as an intimate family history.

In the First Circle

In the First Circle
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-01-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062194886

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The thrilling cold war masterwork by the nobel prize winner, published in full for the first time Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state—or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps . . . and almost certain death. First written between 1955 and 1958, In the First Circle is Solzhenitsyn's fiction masterpiece. In order to pass through Soviet censors, many essential scenes—including nine full chapters—were cut or altered before it was published in a hastily translated English edition in 1968. Now with the help of the author's most trusted translator, Harry T. Willetts, here for the first time is the complete, definitive English edition of Solzhenitsyn's powerful and magnificent classic.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2005-03-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781466839410

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The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.

A World Split Apart

A World Split Apart
Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын
Publsiher: New York : Harper & Row
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1978
Genre: Civilization, Modern
ISBN: 0060906901

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Warning to the West

Warning to the West
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-22
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781473567771

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‘Can one part of humanity learn from the bitter experience of another or can it not? Is it possible or impossible to warn someone of danger...to assess soberly the worldwide menace that threatens to swallow the whole world? I was swallowed myself. I have been in the dragon’s belly, in its red-hot innards. It was unable to digest me and threw me up. I have come to you as a witness to what it is like there, in the dragon’s belly’ During 1975 and 1976, Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn embarked on a series of speeches across America and Britain that would shock and scandalise both countries. His message: the West was veering towards moral and spiritual bankruptcy, and with it the world’s one hope against tyranny and totalitarianism. From Solzhenitsyn’s warnings about the allure of communism, to his rebuke that the West should not abandon its age-old concepts of ‘good’ and ‘evil’, the speeches collected in Warning to the West provide insight into Solzhenitsyn’s uncompromising moral vision. Read today, their message remains as powerfully urgent as when Solzhenitsyn first delivered them.

Apricot Jam and Other Stories

Apricot Jam and Other Stories
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-10-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781921758881

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A brilliant collection of stories translated for the first time into English. First published in Russia in 1994 when Solzhenitsyn returned after years of living in exile, this is a series of nine powerfully paired stories that will secure the author's position as not just a searing political commentator but also as a true literary giant. This collection now joins Solzhenitsyn's already available work as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. With Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, these stories illustrate the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In 'The New Generation', a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good-will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In 'Nastenka', two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives – until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

The Gulag Archipelago  Volume 1
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-10-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780062941633

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“BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum. “The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan “It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New Yorker “Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. . . . The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

My Happy Days In Hell

My Happy Days In Hell
Author: György Faludy
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141193205

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My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa, then on to America, where he volunteers for military service. Missing his homeland and determined to do the right thing, he returns � only to be imprisoned, tortured, and slowly starved, eventually becoming one of only twenty-one survivors of his camp.

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780553247770

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Focuses on the brutal and dehumanizing aspects of life in a Russian concentration camp

The Mad Women s Ball

The Mad Women s Ball
Author: Victoria Mas
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781647004453

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Soon to be a major film from Amazon Studios, the prizewinning French bestseller “In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma, and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris’s infamous Salpêtrière hospital.” —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train The Salpetriere Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated—these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, wayward daughters, or girls born from adulterous relationships. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is the Lenten ball—the Madwomen’s Ball—when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and placed her faith in both the celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19-year-old daughter of a bourgeois family that has locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugenie has a secret: she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about, The Book of Spirits, Eugenie is determined to escape from the asylum—and the bonds of her gender—and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help . . .