Cancer Ward: A Novel
Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
It had been a while since I read something from the bookslut 100 list, so I picked this book up and it blew me away. What is this book about? What isn't it about? It takes place in a cancer ward in a ... Read full review
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The book started well for me, and was far more interesting and easy to read than I expected it to be, however is it went along I struggled to maintain an interest in the characters. Read full review