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About Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian novelist Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn lived as a stateless person from 1974 until 1990 because he angered the Soviet Union’s leaders with the novels “August 1914”, “Cancer Ward” and “The Gulag Archipelago”.
A known vocal critic of the Soviet Union, the novelist and philosopher had previously been imprisoned in a labour camp and internally exiled for a total of eight years before losing his citizenship.
He was the son of Isaakiy Semyonovich Solzhenitsyn and Taisiya Zakharovna. He married and divorced the same woman, Natalia Alekseevna Reshetovskaya, twice. After their second divorce, he married Natalia Dmitrievna Svetlova who later became the mother of his three sons. One of them is Ignat Solzhenitsyn, the Russian-American conductor and pianist.
He was the recipient of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature. He also went on to win the Templeton Prize, State Prize of the Russian Federation and International Botev Prize.
He passed away on August 3, 2008, from heart failure. He was 89.
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Famous quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
For a country to have a great writer is like having a second government. That is why no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The next war... may well bury Western civilization forever.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Popularity
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a famous Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian, who was born on December 11, 1918. As a person born on this date, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (December 11) and the 16th most popular for the year (1918).
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