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Published by Bantam in New York .
Written in English


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Statementpar Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
The Physical Object
Pagination559 p. :
Number of Pages559
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22218978M

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Cancer Ward / Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in , two years after Stalin's 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/5(9). August , Cancer Ward, The Love-girl and the Innocent (a play), Matryona's House and Other Stories, Candle in the Wind (a play) and Lenin in Zurich are all published by Penguin. The Red Wheel series—of which August is the initial volume—is his most recent work. In Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO‘Solzhenitsyn is one of the towering figures of the age, as a writer, as moralist, as hero’ Edward CrankshawAfter years in enforced exile on the Kazakhstan steppes, a cancer diagnosis brings Oleg Kostoglotov to Ward Brutally treated in squalid conditions, and faced with ward staff and other patients from across the .