One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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Introduction by John Bayley
Wrote 8/20/13
la vita è adesso
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...Continua
Wrote 12/21/10
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...Continua
Great book

Full of meaning, recommended!

Wrote 3/10/08
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 read...Continua

The cover shows 'Head', an ink drawing by Ernst Neizvestny, by courtest of the Grosvenor Gallery, London

Wrote Mar 10, 2008, 14:17
Shukhov went to sleep fully content. he'd had many strokes of luck that day: they hadn't put him in the cells; they hadn't sent his squad to the settlement; he'd swiped a bowl of kasha at dinner; the squad leader had fixed the rates well; he'd built
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Wrote Mar 10, 2008, 14:17
"Alyosha," he said, withdrawing his arm and blowing smoke into his face. "I'm not against God, understand that. I do believe in God. But I don't believe in paradise or in hell. Why do you take us for fools and stuff us with your paradise and hell sto...Continua
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