Отзывы советских читателей 1960-х гг. на повесть А. И. Солженицына «Один день Ивана Денисовича»: свидетельства из архива «Нового мира» (часть II)
Responding to A. I. Solzhenitsyns «One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich»: Soviet readers letters to «Novyi mir» in the 1960s (part II).
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: A. I. Solzhenitsyn; «thaw»; terror; a journal «Novyi mir»; 1960s
Summary/Abstract: This work analyzes the readers' reactions to «One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich» by A. I. Solzhenitsyn - one of the most influential publications of the «thaw» epoch. The work is based on the 532 readers' letters about this novella, dated the period from 1962 to 1969 from the archive of the journal «Novyi mir». The explanation of what happened to the country in the XX century had to create a new system of values and a new language of the social self-expression. The power of «One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich» was that, no matter whether readers agreed with its interpretation or not, it urged them to reconsider their Soviet past in entirety, and offered them new ethic and language means. At the beginning of the 1960s many people began to realize the degree of the political violence and how much they had co-participated in that violence. The acknowledgement of the violence and its details lead them to its moral reappraisal and a wish to distinguish them from it forever.
- Issue Year: 1/2011
- Issue No: 02
- Page Range: 192-200
- Page Count: 9
- Language: Russian