Item #486 Bodalsia Telenok s Dubom (The Oak and the Calf). Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn.
Bodalsia Telenok s Dubom (The Oak and the Calf)

Bodalsia Telenok s Dubom (The Oak and the Calf)

Paris: YMCA-Press, 1975. Publisher's hardcover binding. Item #486

629 pages. Text in Russian. Worn copy.

A memoir by A. Solzhenitsyn called Бодался телёнок с дубом (lit. A Calf Head-butting with an Oak,) which was initially published in Russian in 1975, had its first Parisian edition. The book delves into Solzhenitsyn's experiences surrounding the release of "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" and his relationship with editor-in-chief Aleksandr Tvardovsky. It also covers his unsuccessful attempts to publish his earlier works, "Cancer Ward" and "The First Circle," as well as the controversies that arose after he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 and his subsequent expulsion from the Soviet Union.

Price: $40.00