A twentieth-century Russian author. His works include One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago. Solzhenitsyn criticized the government of the former Soviet Union and lived outside the country for several years.
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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|Michael Moynihan|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this sense, Yang is like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: someone inside the system trying to uncover its darkest secrets.
His place was filled by Andrei, another brother, who had just returned with Aleksandr from the eastern pilgrimage.The Rise of the Russian Empire|Hector H. Munro
Born in 1918, Alexander Solzhenitsyn became known as a writer in the context of the post-Stalin era.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin