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 sequence of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking tales— interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental procedure Solzhenitsyn known as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already on hand paintings as the most strong literature of the 20 th century.

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

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

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