One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Quotes
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But at that very moment the hand of authority whipped his jerkin and his blanket away. [...] Down below, with his head on the level of the upper bunk, stood the gaunt Tartar. (25)
The hammer banged reveille on the rail outside camp HQ at five o'clock as always. Time to get up. (1)
Rules and Order Quotes
Washing the floor was a job for the hut orderly, a zek who wasn't sent out to work. But he had made himself so much at home in the HQ hut that [...] for some time now he'd regarded cleaning floors...
He'd learned to keep his whole mind on the food he was eating. (258)
But he was authorized to let off only two men in the morning. And there were already two names under the greenish glass on top of the desk. With a little line drawn under them. (109)
Next, he removed his cap from his shaven head - however cold it was, he wouldn't let himself eat with his cap on (85)
Memory and the Past Quotes
He couldn't see anything but he knew that from the sounds just what was going on in the hut and in his own gang's corner. (9)
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
His wife's dearest hope was that when he got home he would keep clear of the kolkhoz and take up dyeing himself. That way they could get out of the poverty she was struggling against, send their ch...
After nineteen years inside, the foreman wouldn't hustle his men out a minute too early. When he said "Out," you knew there was nothing else for it. (140)