One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
This story relates the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life. It is a glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin, which shocked the world when it first appeared.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and its totalitarianism and helped to raise global awareness of its Gulag forced labor camp system.