| the ledge files
the ledge - nl - uk
publisher: , 1968
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1968
translation: Nicholas Bethell / David Burg
|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.
Lezen&Cetera, Pieter Steinz
|BOOKS BY ALEKSANDER SOLZHENITSYN:|
A deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the - cancerous - Soviet police state.
|One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich|
The simply told story of a typical, grueling day of the titular character's life in a labor camp in Siberia.
|The Gulag Archipelago|
An account of the Soviet prison system, based on extensive research and Solzhenitsyn's own experiences as a prisoner in the Gulag.
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