Boek cover Cancer Ward van Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Paperback)

Cancer Ward

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780374534714
Paperback 18,99
5 op 5 sterren
uitgever Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 21 x 14 x 3,8 cm
Aantal paginas 544 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Uitgever Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 454 g
Verpakking breedte 137 mm
Verpakking hoogte 36 mm
Verpakking lengte 208 mm

Boekbeschrijving

The Russian Nobelist's semiautobiographical novel set in a Soviet cancer ward shortly after Stalin's death

One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the cancerous Soviet police state.

Cancer Ward, which has been compared to the masterpiece of another Nobel Prize winner, The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 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. While the experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own—Solzhenitsyn became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered—the patients, as a group, represent a remarkable cross section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes, both under normal circumstances and then reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. A seminal work from one of the most powerful voices in twentieth century literature, Cancer Ward offers an extraordinary portrait of life in the Soviet Union.

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