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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Review: The Oak And The Calf: Sketches Of Literary Life In The Soviet Union

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

Review: The Oak And The Calf: Sketches Of Literary Life In The Soviet Union

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This was my favorite of all his books. Since I read it in the 70's, I don't remember why, but since it was about him as a writer, that's probably the reason I liked it. 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..