Cancer Ward in two volumes

Author(s): Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Nicholas Bethell; David Burg

Hardback fiction

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 Crankshaw After years in enforced exile on the Kazakhstan steppes, a cancer diagnosis brings Oleg Kostoglotov to Ward 13. Brutally treated in squalid conditions, and faced with ward staff and other patients from across the Soviet Union, Kostoglotov finds himself thrown once again into the gruelling mechanics of a state still haunted by Stalinism. One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Wardis 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 Withdrawn from publication in Russia in 1964, it became, along with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a work that awoke the conscience of the world.

Volume 2 ISBN:0370005872

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780370006567
  • : The Bodley Head
  • : May 1969
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Nicholas Bethell; David Burg
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 338+279