Sunday evening reading. I love this cover art. A 1972 Penguin edition of short stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet era Russian writer best known for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
I have only read one story in this collection so far and I'm really enjoying it. I always find Russian literature to be deceptively naturalistic, with great humour and satirical bite under the realist veneer. The depictions of Soviet arable life are less than a century old, yet they feel incredibly alien. Still, the characters are very real and pop off the page.
I'd recommend reading the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, which is a portrait of a day in the life of a prisoner in a Siberian gulag. I read it a few years ago and it is worth a gander, brutal yet showing great perseverance and humanity in the face of extraordinary hardship. It is an easy-going read and feels very much like an in-depth documentary.
A large Gentoo Penguin chick guzzles down a meal from a parent recently returned from the sea. The trumpeting calls of the gentoo echo across the ice and the parents can discern their chicks amongst the cacophony. .
On land the chicks are preyed upon by Skuas and Giant Petrels, and when they fledge and take to the ocean they fall victim to Leopard Seals, Killer Whale and Sea Lions. However, the gentoo breeding range is enormous and the population is estimated in excess of 600k. .
Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. .
ON SALE $800
This 2014 14mm Lapis and Aqua Azul rewig Feathers McGraw by Ben Cator features a ice blue transparent belly, orange elvis feet,beak and joints and opal sphere eyes and ice cube 3rd point of contact on drop down and comes in a perfectly plucked Pelican 1300 case.
Now $1000 CAD was $1200 shipping included to anywhere in Canada.
Piece has been VERY gently used.
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