One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a story about a man, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, who is in a Russian Siberian prison/labor camp for expression of anti-Stalinistic ideas. The story describes the events of a single day in this man's life and his struggle to survive. I feel that the main theme of this book is survival. However, Ivan shows the reader that survival on your own isn't always possible. You can
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2. Des Pres, Terrence. "The Heroism of Survival." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Critical Essays and Documentary Materials. Ed. John B. Dunlap, Richard Haugh, and Alexis Klimoff. Belmont, Massachusetts: Nordland Publishing Company, 1973. 45-62.
3. "Overview: One Day in the Life Of Ivan Denisovich" via the Internet at http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/APThemesLitProject98/APThemesStudentProjs/SolzhenitsynOneDay/solzhenitsyndayoverv.htm
4. Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. New York: Bantam Books, 1990.