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The book is a short read and can be finished in 1-2 days.
It is a story of the transcendent quality of the human will that allows one not only to survive, but to _live_ in the most adverse of situations.
No study of the Soviet Union could be complete without reading "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", By Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Unless you can read it in the original Russian, this is the best version to have. Quoting Wikipedia, the Willetts translation "is the only one that is based on the canonical... Read morePublished 10 days ago by greengables
Terrific view of life and survival in the russian gulag. Poetic and profound.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
While quite brave at the time , this was not a literary delight.Published 28 days ago by Ranodeb Roy
Very educational and insightful. It covers one day in a gulag. I must admit I could picture the characters in my mind and felt like I could understand to a mild degree what it must... Read morePublished 1 month ago by sammy
It is the natural product of Socialism. The requirement to conform to the rigid model, the absolute intolerance of deviation from the party line and the harsh retribution meted... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia A. Grenelle
A very short book, but one of the most moving stories I have ever read. Amazing piece of work.Published 1 month ago by Denise E. Pinhey
Loved it great book! I'd recommend this to all my friends. I'm even thinking of telling my mother to read it.Published 1 month ago by Troy
Having read Solzenitzyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich years ago and remembering it so vividly through the years since, I heartily recommend this for book for anyone who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald N Robitaille