Sunday, August 03, 2008

Ivan Denisovich has left the building

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Is Dead at 89

The wheels grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small.

Very few earn their acclaim. Read Ivan Denisovich if you want to understand how bad things can be and how life can continue as easily out of spite as of hope. With all due respect, dos vidanya Aleksandrovich.

Updated, Aug 4th - "Others, in turn, have criticized Mr. Solzhenitsyn’s attacks on Soviet power, at a time when a revisionist movement has emerged that looks upon Soviet accomplishments more kindly." Soap box and all.


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