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Sol·zhe·ni·tsyn(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.
Solzhenitsyn(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
Sol•zhe•ni•tsyn(ˌsoʊl ʒəˈnit sɪn, ˌsɔl-)
Aleksandr (Isayevich), born 1918, Russian novelist, in the U.S. 1974–94: Nobel prize 1970.