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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Captain Buynovsky Timeline and Summary

  • Buynovsky comes into the hut in the morning and announces how cold it is outside.
  • He yells at a guard during roll call and gets a sentence in the hole as punishment.
  • He goes to the worksite and works with the rest of his gang.
  • He yells at Fetyukov for being a slacker.
  • Buynovsky loudly announces his gang's presence in the mess hall.
  • He zones out after his meal.
  • Buynovsky gets an extra portion of food from Pavlo.
  • After lunch he works hauling a wheelbarrow.
  • He refuses to work with Fetyukov and gets assigned with Alyoshka instead.
  • Buynovsky starts getting really tired.
  • He chats with Tsezar after work.
  • That evening Tsezar shares his package with Buynovsky and the two talk.
  • A warder comes for Buynovsky.
  • He leaves for a ten day stint in the hole.