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    Penguin Modern Classics: The Cancer Ward

    By: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    $29.95
     
     
    ISBN
    9780141183244
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    576
     

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    Description
    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 Withdrawn from publication in Russia in 1964, it became, along with A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a work that awoke the conscience of the world.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'.
    'Solzhenitsyn is a man of genius... It is a privilege to be Solzhenitsyn's contemporary.'
    George Steiner, Observer

    'Without doubt the greatest Russian novelist of this century.'
    Sunday Times

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