One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn audiobook

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn's startling book led, almost 30 years later, to Glasnost, Perestroika, and the "Fall of the Wall." One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich brilliantly portrays a single day, any day, in the life of a single Russian soldier who was captured by the Germans in 1945 and who managed to escape a few days later. Along with millions of others, this soldier was charged with some sort of political crime, and since it was easier to confess than deny it and die, Ivan Denisovich "confessed" to "high treason" and received a sentence of 10 years in a Siberian labor camp. In 1962, the Soviet literary magazine, Novy Mir, published a short novel by an unknown writer named Solzhenitsyn. Within 24 hours, all 95,000 copies of the magazine containing this story were sold out. Within a week, Solzhenitsyn was no longer an obscure math teacher, but an international celebrity. Publication of the book split the Communist hierarchy, and it was Premier Khrushchev himself who read the book and personally allowed its publication.

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Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn's startling book led, almost 30 years later, to Glasnost, Perestroika, and the "Fall of the Wall." One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich brilliantly portrays a single day, any day, in the life of a single Russian soldier who was captured by the Germans in 1945 and who managed to escape a few days later. Along with millions of others, this soldier was charged with some sort of political crime, and since it was easier to confess than deny it and die, Ivan Denisovich "confessed" to "high treason" and received a sentence of 10 years in a Siberian labor camp. In 1962, the Soviet literary magazine, Novy Mir, published a short novel by an unknown writer named Solzhenitsyn. Within 24 hours, all 95,000 copies of the magazine containing this story were sold out. Within a week, Solzhenitsyn was no longer an obscure math teacher, but an international celebrity. Publication of the book split the Communist hierarchy, and it was Premier Khrushchev himself who read the book and personally allowed its publication.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Remarkable…Solzhenitsyn has written no mere propagandistic exposé. He has created a small, almost flawless classic employing the eloquence of reticence.”  New York Times Book Review
“It is a blow struck for human freedom all over the world…and it is gloriously readable.” Sunday Times (London)
“An important book perhaps the most important that has come out of Russia in many years.”  New York Review of Books

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Author Bio: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Author Bio: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) was born in Kislovodsk, Russia. A twice-decorated captain in the Soviet Army, he was stripped of his rank, arrested, and convicted for privately criticizing Stalin in 1945. Exiled from the USSR in 1974, he eventually settled in the United States before returning to his homeland twenty years later after the Soviet system had collapsed. Among his acclaimed works are the novels One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The First Circle. His literary awards include the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Medal of Honor for Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 4.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English