One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466839414
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The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.

Cancer Ward

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466839600
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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.

November 1916 A Novel

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712131
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The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly unmarked by seismic events, but beneath the surface, society seethed fiercely. In Petrograd, luxury-store windows are still brightly lit; the Duma debates the monarchy, the course of war, and clashing paths to reform; the workers in the miserable munitions factories veer increasingly toward sedition. At the front all is stalemate except for sudden death's capricious visits, while in the countryside sullen anxiety among hard-pressed farmers is rapidly replacing patriotism. In Zurich, Lenin, with the smallest of all revolutionary groups, plots his sinister logistical miracle. With masterly and moving empathy, through the eyes of both historical and fictional protagonists, Solzhenitsyn unforgettably transports us to that time and place--the last of pre-Soviet Russia. Translated by H.T. Willetts. November 1916 is the second volume in Solzhenitsyn's multi-part work, the Red Wheel, following August 1914. The final volumes will deal with March and April of 1917. Each volume concentrates on a historical turning point, or "knot," as the wheel rolls on inexorably toward revolution.

Soziosemiotik

Author: Achim Eschbach
Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag
ISBN: 3869621567
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An die inzwischen zu einem soziologischen Klassiker avancierte Studie Berger und Luckmanns »Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit« anknüpfend, versucht die soziosemiotische Anthologie die Theorie gesellschaftlich tradierter Erkenntnis von Welt unter semiotischen Gesichtspunkten weiterzudenken und zu erweitern. Aus diesem Grund sollen in diesem Sammelband eine Reihe von namhaften Autoren wie G.H. Mead, Alfred Schütz, Umberto Eco, Karl Bühler oder Georg Simmel zu Wort gekommen lassen werden, die sich allesamt mit der Frage der »gesellschaftlichen Konstitution des Zeichens« einerseits sowie, darauf aufbauend, mit dem Phänomen der »semiotischen Konstitution der Wirklichkeit« beschäftigt haben. Es handelt sich bei der »soziosemiotischen Anthologie« mithin um eine grundlagenkritische Reflexion auf die Bedingungen und Möglichkeiten der Entwicklung einer sozialen Wirklichkeit - und diese, so will es der Band aufzeigen, liegt in semiotischen Kategorien begründet. Der Prozess, wie mittels der Zeichen ein Zugang zur sozialen Welt überhaupt erst geschaffen werden kann, ist Thema dieses Buches. Ergänzt wird der Band durch ein kritisches Vorwort des Herausgebers.

August 1914 A Novel

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374534691
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The Russian Nobelist's major work, back in print for the centenary of World War I and the Russian Revolution In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has written "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history" (Nina Krushcheva, The Nation). The assassination of the tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him Russia's last hope for reform perished. August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each volume concentrates on a critical moment or "knot" in the history of the Russian Revolution.

Stories And Prose Poems

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712158
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A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems Stories and Prose Poems contains twenty-two works of widely varied style and character from the Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. These shorter pieces demonstrate the extraordinary mastery of language that places Solzhenitsyn among the greatest Russian prose writers of the twentieth century. When the two superb stories "Matryona's House" and "An Incident at Krechetovka Station" were first published in Russia in 1963, the Moscow Literary Gazette, the mouthpiece of the Soviet literary establishment, wrote: "His talent is so individual and so striking that from now on nothing that comes from his pen can fail to excite the liveliest interest." For some readers the most exciting discovery will be the astonishing group of sixteen prose poems. In these works of varying lengths, Solzhenitsyn has distilled the joy and bitterness of Russia's fate into language of unrivaled lyrical purity.