By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One of many nice allegorical masterpieces of global literature, Cancer Ward is either a deeply compassionate learn of individuals dealing with terminal affliction and an excellent dissection of the 'cancerous' Soviet police kingdom. Withdrawn from booklet in Russia in 1964, it turned, besides One Day within the lifetime of Ivan Denisovich, a piece that woke up the sense of right and wrong of the realm. As Robert carrier wrote of its attraction within the Independent, 'In waging his fight opposed to Soviet communism, Solzhenitsyn the novelist hottest the rapier to the cudgel'.
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Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn