Prussian Nights

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9780002626484: Prussian Nights

Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; First edition of the English translation by Robert Conquest. First published in Russian under the title of Prusskiye Nochi in 1974. Physical description; 108 p. ; 22 cm. Notes; Parallel Russian text and English translation of Prusskie nochi. Parallel Russian text and English translation on facing page. Subjects; Solzhenit?s?yn, Aleksandr Isaevich (1918-2008) - Translations into English. Russian poetry - 20th century. Poetry in Russian, 1945 - Russian-English parallel texts. Poetry in Russian - (1945-) - Translations. poetry in Russian - Russian-English parallel texts. Genre; Narrative Poetry.

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in 1918. In February 1945, while he was captain of a reconnaissance battery of the Soviet Army, he was arrested and sentenced to an eight-year term in a labor camp and permanent internal exile, which was cut short by Khrushchev's reforms, allowing him to return from Kazakhstan to Central Russia in 1956. Although permitted to publish "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" in 1962 which remained his only full-length work to have appeared in his homeland until 1990 Solzhenitsyn was by 1969 expelled from the Writers' Union. The publication in the West of his other novels and, in particular, of "The Gulag Archipelago," brought retaliation from the authorities. In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested, stripped of his Soviet citizenship, and forcibly flown to Frankfurt. Solzhenitsyn and his wife and children moved to the United States in 1976. In September 1991, the Soviet government dismissed treason charges against him; Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994. He died in Moscow in 2008."

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Published by HarperCollins Distribution Ser (1977)
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