Professor-Led Book Discussion Group

Ivan DenisovichOn Thursday, October 23, the Farmington Libraries welcome Professor Nels Highberg as he leads our classic book discussion on the novel, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

Ivan Denisovich, a common carpenter, is one of millions viciously imprisoned for countless years on baseless charges, sentenced to the waking nightmares of the Soviet work camps in Siberia.  Even in the face of degrading hatred, where life is reduced to a bowl of gruel and a rare cigarette, hope and dignity prevail.  This powerful novel of fact is a scathing indictment of Communist tyranny, and an eloquent affirmation of the human spirit.

Nels Highberg holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Hartford.

Copies of the book will be available at the main library. This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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