Ivan Denisovich

The Travelling Brit

Один день Ивана Денисовича – Александр Солженицын

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was awarded two prizes for the role he played at the front in World War Two yet in 1945 he was arrested and sent to a series of Soviet work camps in the Arctic Circle for making derogatory remarks about Stalin. He remained in these camps for 8 years until Stalin’s death, when he was released. Published in 1962 with the approval of Nikita Krushchev, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich tells the story of Shukhov, a work camp prisoner. This story has been drawn from Solzhenitsyn’s personal experiences and it is for this reason that it is such an informative and insightful book.

This novel is set over the course of a single day. It is a day that starts at 5am and ends at 10pm under the strict…

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