One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichBook - 1984
Translation of: Odin denʹ Ivana Denisovicha.
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ChristchurchLib Jun 05, 2019
A harrowing yet beautiful look at 24 hours of life in a Stalinist Russian prison and labour camp. Our central character strives hard to maintain dignity in the face of inhumanity, where seemingly ordinary objects take on great significance in the quest for one's own survival. A bleak and hard-hit... Read More »
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Life in the gulag is frigid and tiring for comrade Ivan Denisovich. Inspired by Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s own experiences in the brutal labor camps of the former Soviet Union comes a book that sheds light on to how an ordinary prisoner would find themselves in the labor camp. The book follows Ivan Denisovich as it documents his chemistry with the other prisoners, the arduous labor his unit must do, and how he ended up in the camp in the first place. As the book progresses, the reader would grow familiar with Ivan Denisovich’s resourcefulness as he analyzes what actions will give him an advantage, some of which come with great risk.
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