Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward

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by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
     
 

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One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the “cancerous” Soviet police state.  See more details below

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One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, 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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ISBN-13:
9780099575511
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
NEW
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.50(d)

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Cancer Ward 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
snowflakeinannapolis More than 1 year ago
Solzhenitsyn writes a very telling novel about post revolution Russian. His characters are touching and real. He deals with a tragic event in a very respectful and realistic way. I loved this book so much that I went out and also purchased his other works. This isn't a light book, it isn't fluff, but it is a work that everyone should read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is marvelous. If you have read any of Solzhenitsyn's other work, you will dfeinately appriciate this work. If anything, the way this book unravles is ravishing. His portrayal of several characters relating to one major theme is ardently Russian. This is a page turner, so make sure you have ample time to read huge chunchs per moment of reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will enlighten those of you who actively extol the ideologies of the USSR. Not to mention the brilliant narration, numerous philosophical reflections that should inspire all of us, and the poignant examination of cancer, a disease that still, despite technological progress in the field of medicine, snatches entire lives away and consumes the souls of those left behind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite novels of all time. The characters are wonderful and memorable. Anyone who is a fan on this time-period in Russian history will especially find this book interesting. I'm a great fan of Russian literature but sometimes the translation is so awkward it masks the beauty of the prose. This translation, however, is one of the better ones I have read, and I feel that it stays true to the original text. After watching both of my grandfathers die of cancer, I found this book extremely moving for its universal portrayal of individuals suffering from an affliction like cancer. The book goes beyond just a social looking glass into post-Stalinistic Russian society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It should be required reading in school because it really shows what socialism is and the realism of it in Russia. The writer's other books also are very good.
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