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Have you read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Apricot Jam and Other Stories" ? Any good ?
Am I asking for a miracle in expecting answers!?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Apricot Jam: And Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn are the best things that Solzhenitsyn wrote in the last twenty years of his life. Stories such as Apricot JAM, EGO, and THE NEW GENERATION capture the atmosphere of oppression and mendacity under "really-existing socialism" as well as anything Solzhenitsyn ever wrote. The writing is clear, taut, and eloquent and captures the attention of the reader from beginning to end. The curious language and syntax in the first story that a previous reviewer refers to occurs in a brief LETTER that a kulak sends to a fellow-travelling Writer. If the reviewer had read on he would have immediately appreciated that Solzhenitsyn had not lost his touch and has an unusually powerful command of language and the sheer expressiveness of the human soul.
- il Cuoco [VG]Lv 79 years ago
Greetings to all