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 (sōl′zhə-nēt′sĭn, səl-zhə-nyē′tsĭn), Aleksandr Isayevich 1918-2008.
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.


(ˌsɒlʒəˈnɪtsɪn; Russian səlʒəˈnitsin)
(Biography) 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


(ˌsoʊl ʒəˈnit sɪn, ˌsɔl-)

Aleksandr (Isayevich), born 1918, Russian novelist, in the U.S. 1974–94: Nobel prize 1970.
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or The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn ,which present in scholarship and moral witness, respectively, the largest holocaust of the 20th century, the Red holocaust.
In February 1945, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a 26-year-old teacher and decorated war veteran, a Russian, like millions of others, who had been caught in the maelstrom of World War II and wanted only to return to normal life.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet dissident writer and Nobel Literature Prize winner, has died.
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Mercy and justice, the well-being of society and the good of the individual go hand in hand - and truth - as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once said: 'One word of truth redeems the world.
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It was about 140 pages, or like `One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,' '' he said, though he was quick to add that he was not comparing his work to that book, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
After declaring himself bankrupt, Count Tolstoy received financial help from high-profile figures, including authors Graham Greene and Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the columnist Taki paid the instalments on his car.
A new book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn went on sale in Moscow yesterday to a predictably subdued welcome.
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using a Christian spiritual perspective, has read tons of material to buttress his main thesis: Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a true democratic patriot (not, as Ericson notes, a nationalist--where one ends and the other begins is not clear) who wants democracy based on spirituality everywhere.