“One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was first published in 1962. It was first published in the form of a story in the Soviet literary magazine “Novy Mir” (New World).
When the author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, “One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich” was particularly mentioned during the presentation speech.
The story is set in the 1950s. The story opens in a Soviet labor camp. The narrative describes one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich who happens to be an ordinary prisoner at the labor camp.
Literature Companion: One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis