Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in 1918. In February 1945, while he was captain of a reconnaissance battery of the Soviet Army, he was arrested and sentenced to an eight-year term in a labor camp and permanent internal exile, which was cut short by Khrushchev's reforms, allowing him to return from Kazakhstan to Central Russia in 1956. Although permitted to publish One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962—which remained his only full-length work to have appeared in his homeland until 1990—Solzhenitsyn was by 1969 expelled from the Writers' Union. The publication in the West of his other novels and, in particular, of The Gulag Archipelago, brought retaliation from the authorities. In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested, stripped of his Soviet citizenship, and forcibly flown to Frankfurt. Solzhenitsyn and his wife and children moved to the United States in 1976. In September 1991, the Soviet government dismissed treason charges against him; Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994. He died in Moscow in 2008.


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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by H. T. Willetts; Introduction by Katherine Shonk
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan...


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Cancer Ward

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see...


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Warning to the West

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Victory Celebrations, Prisoners & The Love-Girl & The Innocent

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Prussian Nights

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Robert Conquest
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The Love-Girl and The Innocent

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Nicholas Bethell
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