А. Солженицын. Один день Ивана Денисовича. Москва : Советский писатель. (Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel), 1963. SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander. Odin den' Ivana Denisovich. Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel, 1963.
First edition in book form of the Nobel Prize-winner's first published work.
Small octavo (13.3 x 16.5 cm): 144 pages. Paper covers, and an exceptional copy of a fragile paperback, without browned pages and nice and solid!
The story is about a day in the life of a Soviet prisoner, Russian peasant and soldier Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. In 1971-1972, all editions of Ivan Denisovich, including the journal, were secretly withdrawn from public libraries and destroyed.
This has made the book very rare.
This novel was the only one of Solzhenitsyn's works ever allowed to be published in the Soviet Union. It was first serialized in the influential literary journal 'Novy Mir' in November 1962 and issued in book form the following year. Nikita Khrushchev himself approved its publication after some censorship of the text. This short novel describes a single day in the life of one Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, a prisoner in a Soviet labour camp. Despite the Thaw under Khrushchev, the hard-lined Russian public was not prepared for such an unrelenting denunciation of Stalinist oppression.
It was immediately published abroad, most notably by E. P. Dutton in the first American edition of 1963. Literaturnaya Gazeta denounced the novel in 1968 as un-Soviet, and Solzhenitsyn was branded an enemy of the people. He was expelled from the Soviet Writers' Union the following year. When it was announced that Solzhenitsyn had won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970, he chose not to retrieve it for fear he might be barred from returning to the USSR. The Nobel Prize Committee mentioned specifically Odin den Ivana Denisovich in its citation. In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested and then expelled from his native land and did not return until 1994 after the fall of the Communist regime.
- Aantal boeken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Один день Ивана Денисовича. [One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich]
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Москва : Советский писатель. (Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel)
- Zachte kaft
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 17×13 cm