The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury
This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.
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I consider myself a coneoiour of Russian literature. When i bought this book i was deeply saddened to realize it was nothing but a shallow scam designed to pray on the wallets of the likes of myself. I am deeply offended that apple would even put this book on shelves. The author attempts to make you sympathize with Ivan a murderous rapist who spends the entirety of the story having sex with young children and various animals. I ask that steve jobs takes this book of the store or i will never buy a apple device ever again.
-A disgruntled costumer