One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a novel by Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, first published in November 1962 in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir (New World). The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s and describes a single day in the life of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. The book's publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history, since never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was specifically mentioned in the Nobel Prize presentation speech when the Nobel Committee awarded Solzhenitsyn the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.
Solzhenitsyn wrote the story in 1959. In summer of 1962 he brought * S-864 * (the primary title of the story) to the editorial board of the journal New World and the manuscript came to the editor-in-chief of the journal A. T. Tvardovsky, who was shocked by this text and decided to get permission, gave the assistant to the head of state V. S. Lebedev.
N. S. Khrushchev was amazed too at the truth about the Russian "muzhik" and ordered to print 20 copies for members of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU. They decided, after long doubts, to print One Day… In 1962, in the 11th edition of the New World magazine , a story was published, and a separate book edition was published in 1963. Solzhenitsyn was admitted to the Union of Soviet Writers at the initiative of the Union. After the writer's expulsion to the West, the book was destroyed and removed from the libraries.
The first book of Alexander Solzhenitsyn! Copy in very good condition.
Russian classics, Russian literature, Soviet history
|Detail name||One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich|
|Place of publication||USSR|
|Year of publishing||1962|