- Alexander or A·le·ksandr (I·sa·ye·vich) [al-ig-zan-der ee-sahy-uh-vich, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr ee-sah-yi-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər iˈsaɪ ə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr iˈsɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1918–2008, Russian novelist: Nobel prize 1970; in the U.S. 1974–94.
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Reading Bentham was a good warning but Solzhenitsyn was a better friend.
Solzhenitsyn was my Virgil many a time as I passed through the circles of incarceration.
In any case, it was Solzhenitsyn who explained this to me and not some sage I met in the prison yard.
From Gabriel Garcia Marquez to, say, the reaction of many French intellectuals to Solzhenitsyn.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
October 10, 2013
Solzhenitsyn was the last Russian writer to confront that terrible question.‘Just Send Me Word’ by Orlando Figes: Life and Love in the Gulag
June 10, 2012
- Alexander Isayevich (alɪkˈsandr iˈsajɪvitʃ). 1918–2008, Russian novelist. His books include One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), The First Circle (1968), Cancer Ward (1968), August 1914 (1971), The Gulag Archipelago (1974), and October 1916 (1985). His works criticize the Soviet regime and he was imprisoned (1945–53) and exiled to Siberia (1953–56). He was deported to the West from the Soviet Union in 1974; all charges against him were dropped in 1991 and he returned to Russia in 1994. Nobel prize for literature 1970