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A re-creation of the Russian Nobelist's selection of novellas, brief tales, and prose poems Stories and Prose Poems collects twenty-two works of wide-ranging type and personality from the Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose shorter items show off the intense mastery of language that areas him one of the maximum Russian prose writers of the 20th century.
When the 2 exceptional tales "Matryona's apartment" and "An Incident at Krechetovka Station" have been first released in Russia in 1963, the Moscow Literary Gazette, the mouthpiece of the Soviet literary institution, wrote: "His expertise is so person and so outstanding that to any extent further not anything that comes from his pen can fail to excite the liveliest interest." The novella For the great of the reason and the quick tale "Zakhar-the-Pouch" in particular―both released within the Soviet Union prior to Solzhenitsyn's exile―fearlessly tackle the deadening stranglehold of Soviet forms and the scandalous overlook of Russia's cultural historical past.
But readers who most sensible understand Solzhenitsyn via his novels may be overjoyed to find the miraculous crew of 16 "prose poems." In those works of various lengths―some as brief as an aphorism―Solzhenitsyn distills the enjoyment and bitterness of Russia's destiny into language of unmatched lyrical purity.

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