One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

ISBN-10: 0679444645

ISBN-13: 9780679444640

Edition: 1995

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Description: Introduction by John Bayley

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Author and historian Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn, considered by many to be the preeminent Russian writer of the second half of the 20th century, was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk in the northern Caucusus Mountains. He attended the University of Rostov-na-Donu and took correspondence courses at Moscow State University. Solzhenitsyn served in the Russian army during World War II but was arrested in 1945 for writing a letter criticizing Stalin. He spent the next decade in prisons and labor camps and, later, exile, before being allowed to return to central Russia, where he taught and wrote. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for LiteratureIn 1974, he was arrested for treason and exiled following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. He moved to Switzerland and later the U. S. where he continued to write fiction and history. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned to his homeland.

John Bayley is former Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford & the author of books on Tolstoy, Hardy, & Housman. He has also written several novels, & last year published a memoir, Elegy for Iris.

Context
Plot Overview
Character List
Analysis of Major Characters
Ivan Denisovich Shukhov
Tyurin
Tsezar
Fetyukov
Alyoshka
Themes, Motifs & Symbols
The Struggle for Human Dignity
The Outrage of Unjust Punishment
The Importance of Faith
The Lack of Privacy
The Cold
Camaraderie
Shukhov's Spoon
Bread
Tsezar's Parcel
Summary & Analysis
Important Quotations Explained
Key Facts
Study Questions & Essay Topics
Study Questions
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