One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
- Publish Date: 2009-08-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The first published novel of controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength.
First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, itÂ is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to manâs will to prevail over relentless dehumanization.
Includes an Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
and an Afterword by Eric Bogosian