By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ISBN-10: 1582438463

ISBN-13: 9781582438467

After years of dwelling in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn lower back to Russia in 1994 and released a sequence of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking works—interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental approach Solzhenitsyn known as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already on hand fiction as essentially the most strong literature of the 20th century.

With Soviet and post-Soviety lifestyles as their concentration, those tales weave and shift inside of their shared surroundings, illuminating the Russian event below the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a lifeless yet proletarian scholar merely out of fine will. Years later, an analogous professor reveals himself arrested and, in a notable accident, his pupil turns into his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” younger ladies with a similar 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 provided the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his paintings keeps to obtain overseas acclaim. to be had for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam and different Stories is a amazing instance of Solzhenitsyn’s singular sort and simply additional solidifies his position as a real literary giant.

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Jaeger rose from the sand, weapon in his shoulder, all his pent-up rage and fury focused into the fight. He sprinted forward, only his eyes and his bared teeth showing white among the dark film of swamp filth that coated him from head to toe, thundering across the open beach, his muzzle spitting fire. Within moments, the last of President Chambara’s soldiers had broken rank and run. Raff and Jaeger chased them through the palm grove with aimed bursts, until not a single enemy figure was visible anywhere.

You’re right – we’ll never make it out of here via the airport. ’ Raff threw him a look. ‘Way I heard it, you were here working as a teacher. Teaching English. At a village in the far north of the island. I paid them a visit. A bunch of fishermen there figure you’re the best thing that ever happened on Hell Island. Taught their kids to read ’n’ write. ’ He paused. ’ Jaeger thought about it for a second. He’d spent close to three years on Bioko. He’d got to know the local fishing communities well.

Any excuse. We say our goodbyes here. ’ The chief rose to his feet. ‘It has been three fine years, William. Insh’Allah you will make it across the Gulf and from there to your home. ’ ‘Insh’Allah,’ Jaeger echoed. He and the chief shook hands. ’ Jaeger glanced momentarily at a line of faces that ringed the hut. Kids. Dusty, scuffed up, semi-naked – but happy. Maybe that was what the children here had taught him – the meaning of happiness. His eyes returned to the chief. ’ The chief smiled. ‘I will.

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