from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich Born 1918. Soviet writer and dissident whose works, including One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) and The Gulag Archipelago (1973-1975), exposed the brutality of the Soviet labor camp system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970.

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  • n. Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)


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  • As the title of Solzhenitsyn's "The First Circle" reminds us, Stalin's hell, like Dante's, was layered.

    A World Behind Barbed Wire

  • MOSCOW – With the blessing of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the widow of Alexander Solzhenitsyn is unveiling an abridged version of his celebrated and once-banned "The Gulag Archipelago" as required reading for Russian high school seniors about the crimes of the Soviet regime.

    'Gulag Archipelago' Re-Issued for Russian Students

  • The wonderful thing about Solzhenitsyn is that there are few villains in his books.

    Archive 2005-06-12

  • He received the reply: "Yes, that could well be so, but we are agreed that Solzhenitsyn is the most deserving candidate."

    The Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Solzhenitsyn is of the incomparable Russian tradition.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1970 - Presentation Speech

  • I believe the word Solzhenitsyn used to describe the passive Russian, and his behavior in the face of doom, was "rabbits".


  • I still remember reading the passage in Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago when I was a teenager (1990’s), where he discusses how the Soviets found that sleep deprivation was really effective in producing confessions to pretty much anything and that, given this fact, other methods of torture were sort of an unnecessary waste of resources.

    Matthew Yglesias » What Is Torture?

  • "In terms of the effect he has had on history," David Remnick has written, "Solzhenitsyn is the dominant writer of the twentieth century.

    The Complete Works of George Orwell (reviews)

  • Country Without a Name and Solzhenitsyn Jukebox are ebooks, however, and no true print copy of them exists; instead, I had booklets made from them on my printer.

    Dreams from the Station

  • Actually, in the blog entries I read, they attributed the story to the Chuck Colson book where he attributes the story to Solzhenitsyn, which is correct.

    Solzhenitsyn Biographer: Cross-In-Dirt Gulag Story Never Happened


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