Mourning Solzhenitsyn

I woke up this morning to learn that Alexander Solzhenitsyn died Sunday. This made me quite sad; I’ve only read his One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, but it was an amazing read.

This ‘graph per Shelf Awareness:

Solzhenitsyn’s groundbreaking works include One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The First Circle, Cancer Ward and The Gulag Archipelago trilogy. His obituary in the New York Times described him as a man “whose stubborn, lonely and combative literary struggles gained the force of prophecy as he revealed the heavy afflictions of Soviet Communism in some of the most powerful works of the 20th century.”

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