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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.

Stories and Prose Poems

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Michael Glenny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems Stories and Prose Poems collects twenty-two works of wide-ranging style and character...

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Cancer Ward

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Russian Nobelist's semiautobiographical novel set in a Soviet cancer ward shortly after Stalin's death

One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature,...

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August 1914: A Novel

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by H.T. Willetts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Russian Nobelist's major work, back in print for the centenary of World War I and the Russian Revolution

In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World...

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November 1916: A Novel

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In time for the centenary of the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's major work

The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly...

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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

For the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's most accessible novel


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is...

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Warning to the West

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Warning to the West includes the texts of the Nobel Prize-winning author's three speeches in the United States in the summer of 1975, his first major public addresses...

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Prussian Nights

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Robert Conquest
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"The pictorial quality of the whole poem is an eye-opener. There is always a tendency, on the part of his detractors, to make of Solzhenitsyn something less than he is, but here is further evidence...

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