Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Born
in Kislovodsk, Russian SFSR
December 10, 1918

Died
August 03, 2008

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Russian: Александр Иса́евич Солженицын) 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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Alexander Solzenitsyn (English, alternate)
Αλεξάντρ Σολζενίτσιν (Greek)
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One Day in the Life of Ivan...

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The Gulag Archipelago 1918–...

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Cancer Ward

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The First Circle

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August 1914 (The Red Wheel,...

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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918...

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“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?”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

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

“Thus it is that no cruelty whatsoever passes by without impact. Thus it is that we always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

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