Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

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Counterpoint LLC
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Pages
375
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781582436029
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About the Author

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk in the northern Caucusus Mountains. He received a degree in physics and math from Rostov University in 1941. He served in the Russian army during World War II but was arrested in 1945 for writing a letter criticizing Stalin. He spent the next decade in prisons and labor camps and, later, exile, before being allowed to return to central Russia, where he worked as a high school science teacher. His first novel, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, was published in 1962. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1974, he was arrested for treason and exiled following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. He moved to Switzerland and later the U. S. where he continued to write fiction and history.

Reviews

Praise for Apricot Jam

A haunting meditation on [Solzenhitsyn's] lifetime's dominant theme . . . Solzhenitsyn writes in bracing prose, eschewing artifice. --Financial Times

The best stories in this collection stand among Solzhenitsyn's best work, and present a depth seldom found in the short story form . . . these latest stories are a significant contribution to his work available in English. --Full-Stop.net

Via fiction he interrogates history, and reveals truth. --RIA Novosti