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Author: Солженицын, Александр Исаевич, 1918-2008. ; Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Rebecca Frank
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A largely autobiographical account of a group of people who pass through the cancer wing of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, it is a vivid portrait of individuals in isolation whose collective concern is disease. Through stories of patients and doctors, political prisoners and bureaucrats, the young and the old, it probes the fears and the hopes of an entire cross-section of Soviet society. Cancer ward has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Medical novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008.
Cancer ward.
New York : Dial Press, 1968
(OCoLC)551233483
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Солженицын, Александр Исаевич, 1918-2008. ; Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Rebecca Frank
OCLC Number: 321122
Description: 616 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Rakovyĭ korpus.
Responsibility: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Rebecca Frank.

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A largely autobiographical account of a group of people who pass through the cancer wing of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, it is a vivid portrait of individuals in isolation whose collective concern is disease. Through stories of patients and doctors, political prisoners and bureaucrats, the young and the old, it probes the fears and the hopes of an entire cross-section of Soviet society. Cancer ward has been seen as a metaphor for the malignancy afflicting the Russian nation, but the moral and ethical questions it raises-about love and conscience, life and death, spiritual sorrows and triumphs-rise above their immediate political context to assure universal significance.

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