Racconto lungo, cronaca di una vita nel gulag di Ivan Denisovic che come unica colpa ha quella di essere stato prigioniero dei nazisti senza esserne poi stato ucciso. La sopravvivenza alla guerra è la causa di questa sopravvivenza nei campi di lavoro; l'autore descrive con grande realismo i suoi meccanismi quotidiani puntando su una narrazione oggettuale, su brevi dialoghi che fanno rivivere il senso di quella disperazione che, anch'essa paradossalmente, fa desiderare di essere vivi....Continua
Presumably a very accurate description of one man's day in his sentence in a Soviet gulag. Solzhenitsyn does a very good job of humanizing the characters and making you understand what they're going through every day. What's harder to understand is how people could survive in an environment like that in those conditions and (some of them) still be happy. I would make one slight recommendation though and that's to read this book in the summer, the description of the cold in Siberia will keep you cool no matter how hot it is outside....Continua
Full of meaning, recommended!
I found it a famous classic only after finishing. (I got it from an anobbian) As the title suggested the story focused on a single day, about an innocent prisioner who was stuck in the stalinish labour camp. It was suffocating which thrilled the reader from their inner selves, not of the violence but every meaningless and endless moments.
Can't say it's my fav but definetely good for me to read something 'down-to-earth' apart from all those romantic unbearable lightness.
A day without a dark cloud. Almost a happy day.
There were three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days like that in his stretch. From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail.
Three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days.
The three extra days were for leap years....Continua