Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of residing in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn again to Russia in 1994 and released a chain of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking tales— interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental technique Solzhenitsyn known as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already on hand paintings as one of the most strong literature of the 20th century.

With Soviet and post-Soviet existence as their concentration, they weave and shift within their shared environment, illuminating the Russian adventure lower than the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a lifeless yet proletarian pupil simply out of fine will. Years later, a similar professor reveals himself arrested and, in a outstanding coincidence, his pupil turns into his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” younger women with an identical identify lead regimen, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical swap on them both.

The so much eloquent and acclaimed opponent of presidency oppression, Solzhenitsyn was once presented the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his paintings maintains to obtain overseas acclaim. on hand for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam: And different Stories is a extraordinary instance of Solzhenitsyn’s singular type and purely additional solidifies his position as a real literary giant.

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The Ukrainian Diaspora (Global Diasporas)

By Vic Satzewich

During this interesting booklet, Vic Satzewich lines 100 and twenty-five years of Ukranian migration, from the commercial migration on the finish of the 19th century to the political migration through the inter-war interval and during the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Eighties because of the stricken dating among Russia and the Ukraine. the writer seems on the methods the Ukranian Diaspora has retained its identification, on the diversified factions inside of it and its reaction to the struggle crimes trials of the Eighties.

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