One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
This brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of... show more
This brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. Here safety, warmth and food are the first objectives. Reading it, you enter a world of incarceration, brutality, hard manual labour and freezing cold - and participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.
Publish date: December 1st 2006
Pages no: 142
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 20th Century
, Russian Literature
Shukhov gazed at the ceiling in silence. Now he didn’t know either whether he wanted freedom or not. At first he’d longed for it. Every night he’d counted the days of his stretch – how many had passed, how many were coming. And then he’d grown bored with counting. And then it became clear that men l...
bookshelves: re-read, published-1962, slavic, re-visit-2015, film-only, winter-20142015, nobel-laureate, prisoner Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al Read from January 01, 1989 to February 07, 2015, read count: 2 Re-visit 2015 via film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqG1u...Trivia from wiki: ...
Really good flow, though the translation I had used really uneven tone, which may have been on purpose. A lot of the insults weren't appropriate anymore, so it sort of lacked a true abusive feeling. Made me depressed though!
This is the second time that I've read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in less than a month. I first read the translation done by Max Hayward and Ronald Hingley, and found something lacking in the story, perhaps due to the translation. After reading this translation by H.T. Willetts, I believ...