Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This novelist’s brave contributions began with “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” but he is best known for “The Gulag Archipelago,” which described life in Stalinist prison camps. He won the Nobel prize for literature in 1970 but was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. After the Soviet Union was dissolved, he returned to his own country, expressing a continuing sense of longing for traditional, Orthodox Russian society. See pp. 20, 63, 191, 288.