The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Author) Daniel J. Mahoney (Editor)
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Description

After spending time in the Soviet gulag and pursuing the life of an underground writer, the Russian writer and Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was catapulted to international fame with the publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962. This reader provides a representative selection of Solzhenitsyn's voluminous works.

Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Publish Date
January 01, 2009
Pages
634
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.3 X 9.9 inches | 2.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781935191551

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About the Author

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important figures--and perhaps the most important writer--of the last century. A Soviet political prisoner from 1945 to 1953, he set himself firmly against the anti-human Soviet system, and all anti-human ideologies, from that time forward. His story One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) made him famous, and The Gulag Archipelago, published to worldwide acclaim in 1973, further unmasked communism and played a critical role in its eventual defeat. Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize in 1970 and was exiled to the West in 1974. He ultimately published dozens of plays, poems, novels, and works of history, nonfiction, and memoir, including Cancer Ward, In the First Circle, The Oak and the Calf, and Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018).
Daniel J. Mahoney is professor of political science at Assumption College.

Reviews

"The selections in The Solzhenitsyn Reader confirm what the editors suggest in the opening pages: the author's life almost defies belief. Born in Russia one year after the Bolshevik seizure of power, he outlived the political system that persecuted him, surviving its horrible network of labor camps while documenting its myriad crimes. Solzhenitsyn's writings are indispensable for understanding the 20th century. For those who would like to sample that corpus generously, the Reader is an excellent place to begin."
--David L. Tubbs, Claremont Review of Books

"Ericson and Mahoney are to be congratulated in assembling this collection of Solzhenitsyn's corpus. Their introductions to the various offerings provide the reader with an understnading of the focus of the work, its genesis, and outline. I am personally grateful that they included his Harvard Address that illustrates Isaevich as the true Platonic philosopher/prophet, where he fearlessly engages the academy in questions they have no desire to hear let alone answer."
--Robert C. Cheeks, American Thinker