Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of dwelling in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn back to Russia in 1994 and released a chain of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking tales— interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental strategy Solzhenitsyn known as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already on hand paintings as probably the most robust literature of the 20 th century.

With Soviet and post-Soviet existence as their concentration, they weave and shift within their shared environment, illuminating the Russian adventure lower than the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a lifeless yet proletarian scholar simply out of fine will. Years later, a similar professor unearths himself arrested and, in a awesome accident, his pupil turns into his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” younger ladies with an analogous identify lead regimen, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical switch on them both.

The so much eloquent and acclaimed opponent of presidency oppression, Solzhenitsyn was once presented the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his paintings maintains to obtain foreign acclaim. to be had for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam: And different Stories is a amazing instance of Solzhenitsyn’s singular type and in simple terms extra solidifies his position as a real literary giant.

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