One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

London: Victor Gollancz, c. 1963. Edition: First English Edition. , Binding: Original publisher’s red cloth with gilt text on spine. Yellow dust jacket. , Notes: Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918 – 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and its totalitarianism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system. He was allowed to publish only one work in the Soviet Union, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), in the periodical Novy Mir. After this he had to publish in the West. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was first published in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir (New World). The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. The book's publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history since never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. The editor of Novy Mir, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, wrote a short introduction for the issue, titled "Instead of a Foreword", to prepare the journal's readers for what they were about to experience. The signature of a previous owner is in ink on the first leaf. , Size: 8vo (196x125mm). , Transation: Ralph Parker (trans., Category: Book Literature. The book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Item #B5502

Edition: First English Edition. , Binding: Original publisher’s red cloth with gilt text on spine. Yellow dust jacket. , Notes: Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918 – 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and its totalitarianism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system. He was allowed to publish only one work in the Soviet Union, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), in the periodical Novy Mir. After this he had to publish in the West. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was first published in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir (New World). The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. The book's publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history since never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. The editor of Novy Mir, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, wrote a short introduction for the issue, titled "Instead of a Foreword", to prepare the journal's readers for what they were about to experience. The signature of a previous owner is in ink on the first leaf. , Size: 8vo (196x125mm). , Transation: Ralph Parker (trans., Category: Book Literature.

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