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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1991
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Yes, the best historical novelist of the 20th century

Wonderful work by Solzenetzen. The greatest author of the 20th century!

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