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Cancer Ward
by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn and Nicholas Bethell and David Burg


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The Russian Nobelist's semiautobiographical novel set in a Soviet cancer ward shortly after Stalin's death

One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Cancer Ward" is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the cancerous Soviet police state.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Russian Nobelist's semiautobiographical novel set in a Soviet cancer ward shortly after Stalin's death

One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Cancer Ward" is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the cancerous Soviet police state.
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"Cancer Ward," which has been compared to the masterpiece of another Nobel Prize winner, "The Magic Mountain "by Thomas Mann, 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. While the experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own Solzhenitsyn became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered the patients, as a group, represent a remarkable cross section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes, both under normal circumstances and then reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. A seminal work from one of the most powerful voices in twentieth century literature, "Cancer Ward "offers an extraordinary portrait of life in the Soviet Union."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374534714
  • ISBN-10: 0374534713
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 544

Series: FSG Classics

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