One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Paperback)
Farrar Straus Giroux, 9780374529529, 200pp.
Publication Date: March 16, 2005
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.
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"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich yields, more than anything else, a beautiful sense of its author as a Chekhovian figure: simple, free of literary affectation, wholly serious."--The New Republic