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The author of the book: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: 1978
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When 'Matryona's House', the first story in this superb collection by Russia's leading writer, appeared in the Soviet Union in 1963, it was seen as an allegory of the stubborn persistence of inherent Russian values despite all vicissitudes. 'An aIncident at Krechetova Station', published the same year, is set in 1941 during the worst period of the war. The terror of a nation in chaotic retreat is brilliantly conveyed in this powerful story of a fugitive from the front, doomed because he does not know that the city of Tsaritsyn has had its name changed to Stalingrad.
Every story here bears the mark of a master craftsman writing in the great classical tradition of Russian literature. The sixteen prose poems, products of a profound epigrammatic imagination, show an aspect of Solzhenitsyn's unrivalled talent unfamiliar to readers in the West. This is a book that no one who has been moved and excited by Solzhenitsyn's great novels can afford to miss.
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Read information about the authorAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Soviet and Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian. Through his writings he helped to make the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system – particularly The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works.
Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. He was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia in 1994. Solzhenitsyn was the father of Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a conductor and pianist.
Alexander Solzenitsyn (English, alternate)
Αλεξάντρ Σολζενίτσιν (Greek)
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