Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward

Book - 2003
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One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the 'cancerous' Soviet police state. Withdrawn from publication in Russia in 1964, it became, along with ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH, a work that awoke the conscience of the world. As Robert Service wrote of its appeal in the Independent, 'In waging his struggle against Soviet communism, Solzhenitsyn the novelist preferred the rapier to the cudgel'.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2003
ISBN: 9780099575511
Branch Call Number: F SOL NVD
Characteristics: vii, [570] p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bethell, Nicholas 1938-2007
Burg, David


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Jun 01, 2016

I read this book recently. It was very thought provoking. It was also fascinating to view capitalism from the other side. It isn't light reading but well worth it.

Aug 17, 2010

Never having read Solzhenitsyn before, I was suprised at how much I enjoyed this book. The characters are great and full and real, and the message about Soviet times easy enough to get.

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