Solzhenitsyn Paper Assignment
(1918-2008), at the time of his death, was still writing and working to oversee
the publication of his collected works, in thirty volumes). He was
clearly one of the most important Russian writers of the twentieth
century, and a towering intellectual and cultural figure in Russia;
there is no one even close to his stature alive today. Take a
moment and read his Autobiography that he wrote for his award of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. Photo from 1994 courtesy Evstafiev.
Read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (in its entirety).
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (not from the textbook), how was Ivan Denisovich able to resist the dehumanizing aspects
of camp routine?
Your paper must follow the following format:
Before proceeding, you might wish to read
the short notes
on Solzhenitsyn and review the study questions
on One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
- typed using a word processor
(font size 10 or 12 only)
- one-inch margins
- page number citations for your
- not to exceed one (1) page
- name, date and HIS 102 at
the top left
- must have a brief introduction
and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
may consider submitting drafts of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my introduction clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
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The Solzhenitsyn Paper is worth a maximum of 100 points.
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