[ModLib] Fw: Solzhenitsyn's 'Cancer Ward'

Bill DiBenedetto billdi at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 19 11:05:49 EDT 2010

very interesting -- I don't have the ML edition, but it seems the 
material was omitted. AS was not using a literary device -- my Bantam 
paperback edition has all of the sections you list.


Chris Naylor wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was hoping to find an answer to a question I have.  I recently 
> purchased a copy of 'Cancer Ward' and as I started reading it I 
> noticed that the table of contents lists 7 sections that are not in 
> the book.  The missing sections are only from the forward and 
> afterward material, and not (that I have determined yet anyway) any of 
> the book itself:
> a) Letter to the Fourth Congress of Soviet Writers, May 16, 1967 - vii
> b) Letter to the Writers' Union, September 12, 1967 - xiii
> c) Afterword by Vladimir Petrov - 539
> d) Letter of Pavel Antolkolsky - 542
> e) Session of Soviet Writers' Secretariat - 543
> f) Letter to Newspapers and Writers, April 18, 1968 - 559
> g) Letter to the Literaturnaya Gazeta, April 21, 1968 - 560
> Perhaps I'm just not attuned enough to the author to know that he was 
> using a literary device?  Or is this a misprint of some kind?  I don't 
> detect any pages cut from the binding - does anyone else have a copy 
> with or without these sections?  This is from the newer ML series, 
> printed in 1995.  Thanks for any information anyone may have,
> Chris
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