Saturday, December 09, 2023

No Sure Thing

A review of the life of the great Russian author and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a lesson in overcoming numerous hardships: imprisonment in Soviet labor camps for expressing political opinions in private correspondence; divorce; cancer; exile; and then, after writing One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, realizing that, even with de-Stalinization, telling the truth about the Soviet system may result in further punishment.

Truly a remarkable man.

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