One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0590051903
Language: en
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Ivan is serving a ten-year sentence in a Siberian labour camp. This is the story of a typical day in the camp.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын
Release: 1963
Editor: Signet Classic
Pages: 178
ISBN: UCSC:32106008573419
Language: en
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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: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Release: 1995
Editor: Gardners Books
Pages: 159
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018222047
Language: en
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One of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia, this novel is both a graphic picture of World War II work camp life and a testimony to the human spirit. Revised reissue.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Release: 1984-07-01
Editor: Bantam Classics
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780553247770
Language: en
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“Stark . . . the story of how one falsely accused convict and his fellow prisoners survived or perished in an arctic slave labor camp after the war.”—Time From the icy blast of reveille through the sweet release of sleep, Ivan Denisovich endures. A common carpenter, he is one of millions viciously imprisoned for countless years on baseless charges,sentenced to the waking nightmare of the Soviet work camps in Siberia. Even in the face of degrading hatred, where life is reduced to a bowl of gruel and a rare cigarette, hope and dignity prevail. This powerful novel of fact is a scathing indictment of Communist tyranny, and an eloquent affirmation of the human spirit. The prodigious works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, including his acclaimed The Gulag Archipelago, have secured his place in the great tradition of Russian literary giants. Ironically, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the only one of his works permitted publication in his native land. Praise for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich “Cannot fail to arouse bitterness and pain in the heart of the reader. A literary and political event of the first magnitude.”—New Statesman “Both as a political tract and as a literary work, it is in the Doctor Zhivago category.”—Washington Post “Dramatic . . . outspoken . . . graphically detailed . . . a moving human record.”—Library Journal

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Franz G. Blaha
Release: 1986
Editor: Cliff Notes
Pages: 61
ISBN: 0822009609
Language: en
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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.

The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories

The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories
Author: Andreas Karkavitsas
Release: 2021-12-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525507833
Language: en
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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.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2003
Editor: Spark Notes
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1586638327
Language: en
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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
Release: 1997
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780810112148
Language: en
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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.

Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Release: 1991-11-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466839601
Language: en
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Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

Filming the Unfilmable

Filming the Unfilmable
Author: Ben Hellmann
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9783838205946
Language: en
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This volume shares the fascinating story of the cinematic adaptation of one of the world’s most influential novels. An all-encompassing account of the film’s production and reception, the account is filled with little-known facts and valuable insight into Solzhenitsyn’s complex relationship with filmmaking.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2005-03-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781466839410
Language: en
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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.

In the First Circle

In the First Circle
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780062194886
Language: en
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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.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3

The Gulag Archipelago  Volume 3
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780062941695
Language: en
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“BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time Volume 3 of the Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece: Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years. 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, 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

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

The Gulag Archipelago  Volume 2
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780062941664
Language: en
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“BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time Volume 2 of the Nobel Prize-winner’s towering masterpiece: the story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for nearly a decade. 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

Redeemer

Redeemer
Author: Randall Balmer
Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465056958
Language: en
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A religious biography of Jimmy Carter, the controversial president whose political rise and fall coincided with the eclipse of Christian progressivism and the emergence of the Religious Right.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

The Gulag Archipelago  Volume 1
Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780062941633
Language: en
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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

Warning to the West

Warning to the West
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2018-10-22
Editor: Random House
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781473567771
Language: en
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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.

The Zhivago Affair

The Zhivago Affair
Author: Peter Finn,Petra Couvée
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307908018
Language: en
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Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the original manuscript of Pasternak’s first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.” Pasternak believed his novel was unlikely ever to be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as an irredeemable assault on the 1917 Revolution. But he thought it stood a chance in the West and, indeed, beginning in Italy, Doctor Zhivago was widely published in translation throughout the world. From there the life of this extraordinary book entered the realm of the spy novel. The CIA, which recognized that the Cold War was above all an ideological battle, published a Russian-language edition of Doctor Zhivago and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. Copies were devoured in Moscow and Leningrad, sold on the black market, and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend. Pasternak’s funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government to bid him farewell. The example he set launched the great tradition of the writer-dissident in the Soviet Union. In The Zhivago Affair, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring us intimately close to this charming, passionate, and complex artist. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)

Apricot Jam and Other Stories

Apricot Jam and Other Stories
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Release: 2011-11-03
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780857863201
Language: en
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Available for the first time in English, Apricot Jam and Other Stories is the brilliant final work of fiction from Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Written in the years between Solzhenitsyn's return to Russia from exile in 1994, and his death in 2008, these stories confirm the author’s position as the most eloquent and acclaimed opponent of government oppression in the twentieth century and as a true literary giant. Apricot Jam and Other Stories presents a series of astonishing portraits of the Russian life before, during and after Soviet rule. In ‘The New Generation’, a professor promotes a 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. With an unforgettable cast of military commanders, imprisoned activists and displaced families, these stories play out the moral dilemmas and ideological conflicts that defined Russia in the twentieth century.

One God One Plan One Life

One God  One Plan  One Life
Author: Max Lucado
Release: 2014-01-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780529102164
Language: en
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One of AmericaÆs favorite pastors, Max Lucado offers his first 365 devotional for teens, encouraging them to trust God and His perfect plan for their lives. Life is hard, and todayÆs teens could use daily guidance and reassurance that God is with them, through it all and despite it all. In One God, One Plan, One Life, bestselling author Max Lucado offers teens an accessible way to connect with their Lord. Daily devotions address such topics as faith and obedience but also offer wisdom on topics that teens battle, such as purity, bullying, alcohol and drug use, and self-image. Each day includes a short devotion and accompanying scripture as well as a take-away application that will inspire and challenge teens to trust in God and His plans for them. One God, One Plan, One Life helps teens to cut through lifeÆs distractions and rely on the one thing that is truly importantùa relationship with God. Meets national education standards.