skip to content
Cancer ward Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Cancer ward

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1983, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Modern Library edView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 the 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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Political fiction
Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
ISBN: 0394604997 9780394604992 0374511993 9780374511999 9780099575511 0099575515
OCLC Number: 9576626
Notes: Translation of: Rakovyĭ korpus.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969.
Description: xiv, 560 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: No cancer whatsoever --
Education doesn't make you smarter --
Teddy bear --
Patients' worries --
Doctors' worries --
Story of an analysis --
Right to treat --
What men live by --
Tumor cordis --
Children --
Cancer of the birch tree --
Passions return ... --
... So do the specters --
Justice --
To each man his own --
Absurdities --
Root from Issyk Kul --
At the grave's portals --
Approaching the speed of light --
Memories of beauty --
Shadows go their way --
River that flows into the sands --
Why not live well? --
Transfusion of blood --
Vega --
Superb initiative --
Each has his own interests --
Bad luck all round --
Hard words, soft words --
Old doctor --
Idols of the market place --
Other side of the coin --
Happy ending ... --
... One a bit less happy --
First day of creation ... --
... Last day.
Other Titles: Rakovyĭ korpus.
Responsibility: Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

Abstract:

FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO, ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN`Solzhenitsyn is one of the towering figures of the age, as a writer, as moralist, as hero' Edward CrankshawAfter  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Perhaps the most famous work of fiction dealing directly with the disease" * Guardian * "And what does Solzhenitsyn say about cancer? How does he reach me, in Australia, with his Russian book? He Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9576626> # Cancer ward
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9576626#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Rakovyĭ korpus.
    library:oclcnum "9576626" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Topic/patients> ; # Patients
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/845411> ; # Cancer--Patients
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> ; # Soviet Union.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Topic/cancer_patients> ; # Cancer--Patients
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Topic/neoplasms> ; # Neoplasms
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Place/soviet_union> ; # Soviet Union
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/891.7344/e19/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st Modern Library ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/95215697> ; # Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
    schema:datePublished "1983" ;
    schema:description "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 the 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. This is the complete, unexpurgated edition translated by Nicholas Betthell and David Burg. It includes Solzhenitsyn's world-famous letters to the Fourth Congress of Soviet Writers and the Writers' Union, a transcript of the proceedings of a session of the Soviet Writers' Secretariat, and an afterword by Vladimir Petrov."@en ;
    schema:description "No cancer whatsoever -- Education doesn't make you smarter -- Teddy bear -- Patients' worries -- Doctors' worries -- Story of an analysis -- Right to treat -- What men live by -- Tumor cordis -- Children -- Cancer of the birch tree -- Passions return ... -- ... So do the specters -- Justice -- To each man his own -- Absurdities -- Root from Issyk Kul -- At the grave's portals -- Approaching the speed of light -- Memories of beauty -- Shadows go their way -- River that flows into the sands -- Why not live well? -- Transfusion of blood -- Vega -- Superb initiative -- Each has his own interests -- Bad luck all round -- Hard words, soft words -- Old doctor -- Idols of the market place -- Other side of the coin -- Happy ending ... -- ... One a bit less happy -- First day of creation ... -- ... Last day."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/140985181> ; # Rakovyĭ korpus.
    schema:genre "Political fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Autobiographical fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Cancer ward"@en ;
    schema:productID "9576626" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9576626#PublicationEvent/new_york_modern_library_1983_1969> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Agent/modern_library> ; # Modern Library
    schema:url <http://members.aol.com/KatharenaE/privateAlsolz/alsolz.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780099575511> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374511999> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394604992> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9576626> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/140985181#Agent/modern_library> # Modern Library
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Modern Library" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> # Soviet Union.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Soviet Union." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/845411> # Cancer--Patients
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cancer--Patients"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/95215697> # Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1918" ;
    schema:deathDate "2008" ;
    schema:familyName "Solzhenit︠s︡yn" ;
    schema:givenName "Aleksandr Isaevich" ;
    schema:name "Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/140985181> # Rakovyĭ korpus.
    schema:name "Rakovyĭ korpus." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780099575511>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0099575515" ;
    schema:isbn "9780099575511" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374511999>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0374511993" ;
    schema:isbn "9780374511999" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394604992>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0394604997" ;
    schema:isbn "9780394604992" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/9576626#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Rakovyĭ korpus.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "ru" ;
    schema:name "Rakovyĭ korpus." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.