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A novel about the first 2 weeks of WWI, the Russian offensive into East Prussia, which resulted in the defeat of General Samsonov's Second Army by Hindenburg. Historical fiction.
"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.
A story about human nature and a scrupulously exact description of the period following Stalin's post-war Terror.
This combines history, autobiography, documentary and political analysis as it examines the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.
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 lecture that Solzhenitsyn gave when he accepted his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970.
This fragment about the author's life describes the repression of ideas in the Soviet Union during the 1960s.
Story of one day in a Soviet work camp, and one man's heroic struggle to survive in the face of the most determined efforts to destroy him, by the Nobel Prize winning author. Includes Solzhenitsyn's now-classic letter of protest against censorship.
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