One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
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SOURCE: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Point of View Analysis," in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. XIII, Nos. 2 & 3, Summer-Fall, 1971, pp. 165-78.

In the following essay, Rus investigates the narrative technique of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich—especially in terms of Solzhenitsyn's use of "represented discourse" to convey Shukhov's speech and thoughtsand its relation to the work's theme of restricted consciousness.

In a very timely study1 Dorrit Cohn has made an attempt to establish the term "narrated monologue" as the English equivalent of the French "style indirect libre" and the German "Erlebte Rede." Cohn defines "narrated monologue" as "the rendering of a character's thoughts in his own idiom, while maintaining the third-person form of narration"; the use of "narrated monologue" enables the author "to recount the character's silent thoughts without a break in the narrative thread."2

The choice of the term "narrated...

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