[Item #63153] Cancer Ward. Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN, Nicholas Bethell, transl David Burg.

Cancer Ward

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969. First American Edition Thus. First U.S. printing of the Bethell-Burg translation (preceded in the U.S. by the Dial Press edition of a translation by Rebecca Frank, 1968). Octavo. (20cm.); black cloth hardcover; red top-stain; dustjacket; 560pp. Two faint smudges to top-stain, else a fine copy, in the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $10.00 on front flap), crisp and clean with a few tiny nicks to extremities, Near Fine.

The Nobel Prize winning author's fifth book, in the standard and generally preferred translation, still in print in paperback (2023). The Cancer Ward first began circulating inside the Soviet bloc as a samizdat in 1966. The Bethell-Burg translation (which, like all contemporary translations, was unauthorized by Solzhenitsyn) first began appearing as extracts in the Times Literary Supplement in 1968, and was published in two volumes by The Bodley Head the same year.

Price: $50.00

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