Solzhenitsyn


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Solzhenitsyn

Alexander Isayevich . born 1918, Russian novelist. His books include One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), The First Circle (1968), Cancer Ward (1968), August 1914 (1971), The Gulag Archipelago (1974), and October 1916 (1985). His works criticize the Soviet regime and he was imprisoned (1945--53) and exiled to Siberia (1953--56). He was deported to the West from the Soviet Union in 1974; all charges against him were dropped in 1991 and he returned to Russia in 1994. Nobel prize for literature 1970
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Thus, Solzhenitsyn's writings swept around the globe and were soon translated into many languages, and continue to be translated for, and read by, a generation born after the "dissolution" of the Soviet Union in December 1991.
Solzhenitsyn was the scourge of what he elsewhere calls "bloody physical revolutions" since they show no knowledge of the human soul and inevitably lead "not to a bright future, but to worse perdition, to worse violence" (see Solzhenitsyn, "An Orbital Journey," National Review Online, January 7, 2019).
The book became a worldwide sensation and so raised Solzhenitsyn's international profile that he was able to publish The First Circle and Cancer Ward in the West in 1968 without serious reprisals.
Solzhenitsyn in his defense of the Old Believers was not merely a nominal Christian but a committed Orthodox Christian.
You shared your life with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, one of the most important figures of the 20th century, the man who destroyed communism with his pen.
Described by Solzhenitsyn as "a narrative in discrete periods of time," The Red Wheel is comprised of four nodes.
Like Solzhenitsyn, I do not believe that the Western tradition as a whole is reducible to man-centered humanism--or that it must be rejected tout court.
The day after the news of Solzhenitsyn's death reached the West, all the quality British newspapers published lengthy articles about him, which were of varying, but mainly high standard.
He served as the magazine's editor for nearly a decade, published Solzhenitsyn's work, and started on the path to becoming one of today's most widely admired biographers.