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This book in Russian language.

"Odin Den Ivana Denisovicha" ['One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich'], by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, First Russian Edition, Novy Mir, Moscow, 11/ 1962.

"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" caused as much of a sensation in the Soviet Union as it did in the West- not only by its striking realism and candor, but also because it was the first major piece of Soviet literature since the 1920s on a politically charged theme, written by a non-party member, indeed a man who had been to Siberia for "libelous speech" about the leaders, and yet its publication had been officially permitted.

In this sense, the publication of Solzhenitsyn's story was an almost unheard of instance of free, unrestrained discussion of politics through literature.
Most Soviet readers realized this, but after Khrushchev had been ousted from power in 1964, the time for such raw exposing works came to an end.

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Complete issue of the magazine 'Novy Mir', November 1962. Soft cover, 6.1/2" x 10" (16.5cm x 25.4 cm); 288 pages, some wear and a little soiling [mostly the title page of Ivan Denisovitch: see picture], the first 20 pages have a blank corner missing, some pages have a corner folds, no missing pages, all text is complete, well read publication in fair /good condition. [ogda]

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Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Estimate $1,000 - $3,500Aug 31
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