Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn 0374118493 9780374118495
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Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalins death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the authors own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 560

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1969-01-01


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