The oak and the calf: sketches of literary life in the Soviet Union

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Harper & Row, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 568 pages
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Solzhenitsyn's narrative of his tenyear battle to outwit Russian officials and have his works published in his own country recounts his struggles from the moment of his release from Gulag through the early seventies

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User Review  - Adam Shields - Goodreads

Short review: I have been working on this for almost 3 months. I am giving up. There is some good insights into writing and politics. But the audio is bad, I don't have enough background in the era ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

I enjoyed learning the details of writing and publishing controversial books in the old Soviet Union--or the art of getting them published elsewhere. There are people struggling to write the truth ... Read full review

Contents

The Writer Underground
1
Out of Hiding
18
On the Surface
50
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Aleksandr was born in the south of Russia. He fought in World War II and was a twice-decorated Captain in an artillery company when, in 1945, at the age of 26, he was sentenced to eight years of forced labor. Won the Nobel Prize in 1970..