Thursday, September 16, 2010

1968: Armies of the Night to The First Circle.

Purpose of this blog: Brief summaries of World, British and American literary classics for English majors.

Norman Mailer. American. 1968. Nonfiction. Armies of the Night. History as novel. Account of massive anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon in October 1967.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Russian. 1968. Novel. Cancer Ward. Cancer ward widely interpreted as symbolizing the Soviet state. Patients come to terms with death.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Russian. 1968. Novel. The First Circle. Life in ;prison for educated people who carry on scientific research while serving long terms.

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