Book Reviews of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ralph Parker (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780451527097
ISBN-10: 0451527097
Publication Date: 8/1998
Pages: 160
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The fictional account of life in a soviet Siberian labor camp. How one man survives with dignity in the face of impersonal and uncaring evil
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich gives any reader a reachable introduction to Solzhenitsyn. By dwelling on the concrete and living within Ivan's thoughts about his practical problems, Solzhenitsyn soulfully paints a lifescape of the goulag and the effects of Communism on regular people.
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Here, in the authors nascent novel, he recounts the daily existence in the Siberian gulags of the 1940s-50s. Life is harsh for the prisoners and soldiers alike. Each face severe penalty for infraction of the rules. This short novel (only 140 pages) is a good introduction to the authors work.
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Story of a guy who makes an gloomy day into a positive. Shows the the will of human spirit. A good book all around.
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i did not read this book, it was required reading for my son's school.