Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward

Book - 1974
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Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974, c1969
Edition: 1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780374511999
0374511993
Branch Call Number: FIC Solzh
Characteristics: 536 p

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