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Chosen as a "Paper of the Week":
Born December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk, Russia, Russian novelist, Nobel prize winner, activist, and dissident, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wrote several masterpieces of literature. Probably the best known of them, however, are "The Gulag Archipelago" and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich". In memory of this talented author and his contributions to world literature as well as to increased awareness of the problems in Soviet style communism, paper #127798, "Time and Space in Narratives" was chosen as this week's Paper of the Week on AcaDemon. This paper presents an analysis of one of Sozhenitsyn's most famous works, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", focusing on Sozhenitsyn's dexterous use of time and space to add weight and texture to the characters in the story. Making the paper even more interesting, is the inclusion of a similar analysis of Hemingway's short story, "Old Man and the Sea" so that the main characters in both works are compared from this perspective. This paper presents a unique and thought-provoking analysis of two famous and classic pieces of literature.
A discussion of how time and space drive narrative action in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" and Solzhenitsyn's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich". The paper's focus is on the levels at which time and space fuse with memory and dreams.
From the Paper:"Both "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" and "The Old Man and the Sea" are characterized by a certain unity of time with the manifest action of "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" taking place over the course of one day and the manifest action of "The Old Man and the Sea" compressed into several days. Solzhenitsyn focuses on Soviet Gulag political prisoner Ivan Denisovich, Shukhov, and Hemingway on the aging Cuban fisherman, Santiago. In both works, however, other elements of time come into.."
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Time and Space in Narratives (2008, December 01) Retrieved August 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/time-and-space-in-narratives-127798/
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