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Cancer Ward

If your skin was black or yellow or tanned yes, even todayyou were looking at all the same shit in the U. Of course the disease is supposed to symbolise how the Soviet Union breaks down from within its own structure, not through force from the outside, and the characters are carefully chosen to illustrate the complete disaster, among party faithful, successful career politicians or dissenters, among carefree or conscientious, young or old people.

Like a true virtuoso Solzhenitsyn paints with so much dexterity, using only the easel of his narrative technique, the lifeless existence in a gulag in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichcapturing in utter lucidity a day in the life of an imprisoned man forced into a labor camp. Solzhenitsyn, through his character, with such a bold controversial statement must surely be making some allusion towards the regime and how damaged the country was afterwards.

It is about freedom. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Lists with This Book. Despite being confined to the same small space and sharing a common fate, they are very colourful, different from each other and interesting in their own right.


The only difference I could see is that in the Soviet Union the folks that were at risk — those who could be shipped off to engage in forced labour and starvation when the famine hit — were the people that are safe here oops Don’t you feel that? Miniatures Prussian Nights From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cancer Ward : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn :

Like Solzhenitsyn, the main character, the Russian Oleg Kostoglotov, spent time in a labour camp as a “counter-revolutionary” before being exiled to Central Asia under Article What are you most afraid of talking about? Horrors abound in Stalinist Russia. You have to hand it to Solzhenitsyn he weaves quite the not so hidden tale: You bet I do. Nicholas William Bethell Translator.

Are we just sheep? He struggles with the decision of whether or not to take a hormone treatment that will give him the gift of freedom for a few years–but at the expense of his virility. Want to Read saving…. He could not think of her either with greed or with the fury of passion. Now that I am going away Now The Gulag Archipelago is on my to-read shelf with Crime and Punishment and more of those Russian novels to come one of these days!

Another extended metaphor on the poison that Stalin pumped into the Soviet Union and that after his death, it took the citizens a little while to distinguish between right and wrong? Solzhenitsyn writes in an appendix to Cancer Ward that the “evil man” who threw tobacco wad the macaque’s eyes at the zoo represents Stalin, and the monkey the political prisoner. It should be recommended reading for everyone going into the Health Care Field in any capacity.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Solzhebitsyn. Through the stories of the many people in this book we learn of the solzhenutsyn of society they lived in ,and there are profound observations on so many subjects in life that are extremely memorable.

We see him struggle with his doctors to have some waard of his treatments and then dealing with the side effects read: Chapter 30, The Old Doctor. I can tell you quite alekasndr I heartily recommend this book.

There is tremendous beauty in that. The irritating glacial stare of his popping eyes that emanates from his blank timid nature hides the terrible guilt inside of him.

So, this is not quite a joyous, fluffy marshmallow, look at the cute puppies, feel good frolic through a meadow. And so is the second chapter of the ‘cancer ward’ entitled. View all 4 comments. It particularly highlights his character, making him at par with the rest of the patients in terms of spiritual maturity.

There is true equality in misery, but other than that, the representatives of different social layers in the state have a collection of very diverse stories to tell.