The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005 by Aleksandr SolzhenitsynThe Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005

byAleksandr SolzhenitsynEditorEdward E. Ericson, Jr., Daniel J. Mahoney

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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This reader, compiled by renowned Solzhenitsyn scholars Edward E. Ericson, Jr., and Daniel J. Mahoney in collaboration with the Solzhenitsyn family, provides in one volume a rich and representative selection of Solzhenitsyn's voluminous works. Reproduced in their entirety are early poems, early and late short stories, early and late "miniatures" (or prose poems), and many of Solzhenitsyn’s famous—and not-so-famous—essays and speeches. The volume also includes excerpts from Solzhenitsyn's great novels, memoirs, books of political analysis and historical scholarship, and the literary and historical masterpieces The Gulag Archipelago and The Red Wheel. More than one-quarter of the material has never before appeared in English (the author’s sons prepared many of the new translations themselves).

The Solzhenitsyn Reader reveals a writer of genius, an intransigent opponent of ideological tyranny and moral relativism, and a thinker and moral witness who is acutely sensitive to the great drama of good and evil that takes place within every human soul. It will be for many years the definitive Solzhenitsyn collection.

Title:The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005Format:PaperbackDimensions:679 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.4 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Isi BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935191551

ISBN - 13:9781935191551

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Editorial Reviews

"The selections in The Solzhenitsyn Reader confirm what the editors suggest in the opening pages: the author's life almost defies belief. Born in Russia one year after the Bolshevik seizure of power, he outlived the political system that persecuted him, surviving its horrible network of labor camps while documenting its myriad crimes. Solzhenitsyn's writings are indispensable for understanding the 20th century. For those who would like to sample that corpus generously, the Reader is an excellent place to begin."—David L. Tubbs, Claremont Review of Books