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Solzhenitsyn: The Gulag Novels  

When Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich was published in the Soviet Union in 1962, the world first glimpsed life in Stalin’s labor camps. The First Circle, published in the West in 1968, deepened and broadened the picture of political arrest and punishment in the Soviet Union. How do these works of fiction reveal a historical reality? How does Solzhenitsyn create characters with psychology and agency in a strictly regimented setting? How do these novels hold up in the post-Soviet era? Are they only products of their time or do they have universal appeal? Dr. Patricia Suhrcke, PhD in Russian literature and history, leads the course.

 

Solzhenitsyn: The Gulag Novels
Facilitator: Patricia Suhrcke This class is currently in session.
Dates: 10/21/2019 - 11/25/2019 Day of the Week: M
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Number of Sessions: 5
Location: McCormack Hall Room: 418, 1st Floor
 
No class on 11/11  
 

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