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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was a Soviet novelist and a US citizen from 1974.

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After military service, he was in prison and exile 1945-1957 for anti-Stalinist comments. Much of his writing is semi-autobiographical and highly critical of the system; for example, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962 deals with the labour camps under Stalin, and The Gulag Archipelago in 1973 is an expos of the whole Soviet camp network. This led to his expulsion from the USSR in 1974.

He was awarded a Nobel prize in 1970. Other works include. The First Circle and Cancer Ward both in 1968. His autobiography, The Oak and the Calf, appeared in 1980. He has adopted a Christian position, and his criticism of Western materialism is also stringent.

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist.

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Category: Writers  - ( Writers Archive)

Date Added: 25 June '12

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