|Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Michael Glenny, trans.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||2015 / 280|
Although lionized for such epics as The Gulag Archipelago and Cancer Ward, Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn also made important contributions to Russian literature with his powerful, consummately crafted shorter works, many of which are fearless indictments of Soviet bureaucracy. Included here are the novellas Matryona's House and For the Good of the Cause, as well as the stories "Zakharthe-Pouch," "The Easter Procession," "The Right Hand," and "An Incident at Krechetovka Station." Exhibiting a different aspect of Solzhenitsyn's style, here too are 17 prose poems, among them "We Will Never Die," "A Storm in the Mountains," and "The City on the Neva."