The Resource Cancer ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg

Cancer ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg

Label
Cancer ward
Title
Cancer ward
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"A largely autobiographical account of a group of people who pass through the cancer wing of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, it is a vivid portrait of individuals in isolation whose collective concern is disease. Through the stories of patients and doctors, political prisoners and bureaucrats, the young and the old, it probes the fears and the hopes of an entire cross-section of Soviet society. Cancer Ward has been seen as a metaphor for the malignancy afflicting the Russian nation, but the moral and ethical questions it raises-about love and conscience, life and death, spiritual sorrows and triumphs-rise above their immediate political context to assure universal significance. This is the complete, unexpurgated edition translated by Nicholas Betthell and David Burg. It includes Solzhenitsyn's world-famous letters to the Fourth Congress of Soviet Writers and the Writers' Union, a transcript of the proceedings of a session of the Soviet Writers' Secretariat, and an afterword by Vladimir Petrov."
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
IAU
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1918-2008
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Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich
Dewey number
891.7344
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3488.O4
LC item number
R313 1969b
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1938-2007
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  • Bethell, Nicholas
  • Burg, David
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  • Cancer
  • Soviet Union
Label
Cancer ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Autobiographical novel
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 559 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029257967
Label
Cancer ward, Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
Link
Publication
Note
Autobiographical novel
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 559 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029257967

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