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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
FM
Frank Muller
LENGTH
04:29
hr min
RELEASED
1982
January 1
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
228.4
MB

Customer Reviews

history fan 2019 ,

One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich

This version goes along with the American published translation. It’s good to always do the preview before purchasing the audiobook to make sure it matches your version. I accidentally bought the British version first.

Mac Sez So ,

Not that it's a flaw with the book

The version that I purchased is different than the version I have. It's a different translation

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