Cancer Ward: A Novel

Cancer Ward: A Novel

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by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
     
 

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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

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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. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

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Time

A literary event of the first magnitude.
Clifton Fadiman

The most moving of Solzhenitsyn's novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466839601
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Series:
FSG Classics
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
166,563
File size:
1 MB

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