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Diagnosing the Stalinist sickness. Images of illness in Aleksandr Bek and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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This article compares two novels first submitted for Soviet publication in the mid-1960s, but only published during glasnost: Aleksandr Bek’s New Appointment and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Cancer Ward. The latter, though, well known, has not been analysed in terms of its illness imagery; it has also never been compared with Bek’s less-studied but strikingly similar work, in terms of the illness imagery in the texts and in their reception by several generations of Soviet reader...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.5699/modelangrevi.111.4.1085

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval and Modern Lang Fac, Russian and Other Slavonic Lang
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Author
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Language Review Journal website
Volume:
111
Issue:
4
Pages:
1085-1112
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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ISSN:
0026-7937
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uuid:4fb31b22-362d-444f-be7e-9f7056b5fa58
Source identifiers:
612128
Local pid:
pubs:612128
Paper number:
4

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