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Solzhenitsyn : a soul in exile

Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's book provides insight into a towering literary and political figure. From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in the Gulags, his exile in America to his return to Russia, this is the story of a man who has struggled with the most weighty questions of humanity. When a person has suffered the most terrible physical and emotional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Aleksandr I Solženicyn; Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich <1918-2008>; Aleksandr Isaevič Solženicyn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Pearce
ISBN: 080101204X 9780801012044
OCLC Number: 44969643
Description: xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Child of the revolution --
Blissful ignorance --
Man and wife --
Man of war --
Arrested development --
Hell into purgatory --
Profit from loss --
Life and death --
Beautiful exile --
Ivan the Terrible --
Too hot to handle --
Old enemies and new friends --
'I feel sorry for Russia' --
Out in the cold --
Cold-shouldered --
Champion of orthodoxy --
Russia reborn --
Rebuilding on green foundations --
A prophet at home --
Solzhenitsyn at eighty: pessimistic optimist --
Appendix : New prose poems.
Responsibility: Joseph Pearce.

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Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's book provides insight into a towering literary and political figure. From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in the Gulags, his exile in America to his return to Russia, this is the story of a man who has struggled with the most weighty questions of humanity. When a person has suffered the most terrible physical and emotional torture, what becomes of his spirit? Can politics and economics truly provide the answers a modern society needs? If peace and justice are never fully attained, what hope is there for the future? Arguably one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century, Solzhenitsyn has, both before and after the fall of Communism, spoken out against the Russian regime. His faith has deeply informed his literary approach and response to the excesses of modern materialism. On the spiritual, cultural, and socio-political level, his writings have much to teach the world. This biography contains previously unpublished prose poems, written by Solzhenitsyn since his return to Russia, and a gallery of rare photographs.

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