Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn





Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


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in Kislovodsk, Russian Federation
December 11, 1918

Died
August 03, 2008

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Soviet and Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian. Through his writings he helped to make the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system – particularly The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works.

Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. He was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia in 1994. Solzhenitsyn was the father of Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a conductor and pianist.

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“The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
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