Solzhenitsyn by Joseph Pearce
A Soul in Exile

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Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's biography of the renowned Russian dissident provides profound insight into a towering literary and political figure.

From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in forced labor camps, from his exile in America to his return to Russia, Solzhenitsyn struggled with the weightiest questions of human existence: When a person has suffered the most terrible physical and emotional torture, what becomes of his spirit? Can science, politics and economics truly provide all of man's needs?

In his acclaimed literary and historical works, Solzhenitsyn exposed the brutality of the Soviet regime. Most famous for his novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and his three-volume expose of the Russian police state, The Gulag Archipelago, he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970.

Solzhenitsyn's Christian faith deeply informed his response to the inhumanity of modern materialism as it took shape in twentieth- century Russia. His critique applies not only to Communism, however, but also to the post-Christian capitalism now dominant in the West. On the spiritual, cultural, and socio-political level, his writings still have much to teach the world.

This book also contains a gallery of rare photographs.

 

About Joseph Pearce

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Joseph Pearce, a Writer in Residence at Ave Maria University, Florida, has written numerous acclaimed literary biographies, including Literary Converts, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, Wisdom and Innocence: GK Chesterton, and The Quest for Shakespeare.
 
Published April 15, 2011 by Ignatius Press. 414 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Non-fiction

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Once a darling of the West for his high-profile rejection of Sovietism, Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn lost some of his elevated status when his religious views became known. This comprehensive

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Once a darling of the West for his high-profile rejection of Sovietism, Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn lost some of his elevated status when his religious views became known.

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