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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Critical Companion

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This companion to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's includes a general introduction discussing the work in the context of the author's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. Also included are primary sources and background materials, an annotated bibliography, and discussions of the work by leading scholars Robert Louis Jackson, Richard Tempest, and Dariusz Tolczyk. Combining scholarship with accessibility, this critical companion--part of the acclaimed AATSEEL series--illuminates a great work...
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Overview


This companion to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's includes a general introduction discussing the work in the context of the author's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. Also included are primary sources and background materials, an annotated bibliography, and discussions of the work by leading scholars Robert Louis Jackson, Richard Tempest, and Dariusz Tolczyk. Combining scholarship with accessibility, this critical companion--part of the acclaimed AATSEEL series--illuminates a great work of literature and will enhance its appreciation by students and teachers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810112148
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Series: AATSEEL Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 129
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Alexis Klimoff is Professor of Russian at Vassar College.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Sober Eye: Ivan Denisovich and the Peasant Perspective 1
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: A Chronology of Important Dates 32
The Mask of Solzhenitsyn: Ivan Denisovich 41
The Geometry of Hell: The Poetics of Space and Time in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 54
Who is Ivan Denisovich? Ethical Challenge and Narrative Ambiguity in Solzhenitsyn's Text 70
The Road to Publication 87
Early Responses 107
Contributors 129
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