History Creator / AleksandrSolzhenitsyn

12th Sep '15 11:43:27 PM nombretomado
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After Khrushchev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won the NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
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After Khrushchev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won the NobelPrizeInLiterature UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
12th Mar '15 8:37:48 PM jormis29
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: He was very nostalgic for TsaristRussia, a time period he never experienced personally (he was born two years after the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution.]])
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: He was very nostalgic for TsaristRussia, a time period he never experienced personally (he was born two years after the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution.]])
20th Feb '15 8:49:28 AM nlpnt
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* HollywoodNewEngland: Avoided, although he spent many years in rural Vermont he never set a major work there.
16th Oct '14 5:24:45 AM Patachou
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Russian author and activist (1918-2008), best known as the author of ''The Gulag Archipel'', a book criticizing Stalinist Russia. It resulted in him being banned from the USSR in 1974 and brought him world fame.
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Russian author and activist (1918-2008), best known as the author of ''The Gulag Archipel'', ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago'', a book criticizing Stalinist Russia. It resulted in him being banned from the USSR in 1974 and brought him world fame.

* BornInTheWrongCentury: He was very nostalgic for TsaristRussia, a time period he never experienced personally (he was born two years after the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution.]]
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: He was very nostalgic for TsaristRussia, a time period he never experienced personally (he was born two years after the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution.]]]])
7th Oct '14 5:49:24 AM Patachou
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Russian author, born 1918, died 2008.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/solz_smiling_9596.jpg]] Russian author, born 1918, died 2008.author and activist (1918-2008), best known as the author of ''The Gulag Archipel'', a book criticizing Stalinist Russia. It resulted in him being banned from the USSR in 1974 and brought him world fame.

* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: The main reason he was banned from the USSR. Though he also criticized Western imperialism. * RussianGuySuffersTheMost: He described the hardships in Stalin's gulag camps and criticized the life conditions in the Soviet Union.
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: He was very nostalgic for TsaristRussia, a time period he never experienced personally (he was born two years after the [[RedOctober Russian Revolution.]] * TheGulag: Was forced to work there for many years and the hardships inspired him to write several novels about his experiences. * MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: The main reason he was banned from the USSR. Though He criticized the Soviet Union, though he also criticized Western imperialism.imperialism. On the other hand he longed to the times of TsaristRussia. * RussianGuySuffersTheMost: PopCulturalOsmosis: The man is much better known for being banned from the USSR than anything else in his life. * RussianGuySuffersMost: He described the hardships in Stalin's gulag camps and criticized the life conditions in the Soviet Union.Union. * RussianReading: He is one of the most famous Russian authors worldwide.

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7th Oct '14 5:32:36 AM Patachou
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!! Provides examples of: * BadassBeard: His trademark. * MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: The main reason he was banned from the USSR. Though he also criticized Western imperialism. * RussianGuySuffersTheMost: He described the hardships in Stalin's gulag camps and criticized the life conditions in the Soviet Union. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: A difficult to spell name, as most Russian names transcribed to Western alphabet tend to be.
1st May '14 10:59:48 AM Aquila89
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After Khrushchev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won a Nobel Prize in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
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After Khrushchev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won a Nobel Prize the NobelPrizeInLiterature in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
13th Mar '14 10:47:03 AM Tuckerscreator
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He served in the Red Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he was arrested in 1945 for criticizing [[JosephStalin Stalin]] in personal letters. He was sentenced to eight years in TheGulag. In the more liberal climate of Khrushchev's rule, he was allowed to publish a novel inspired by his experiences, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''. The book was the first major account in the USSR of Stalinist repression, and caused a sensation both at home and in the West.
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He served in the Red Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he was arrested in 1945 for criticizing [[JosephStalin [[JosefStalin Stalin]] in personal letters. He was sentenced to eight years in TheGulag. In the more liberal climate of Khrushchev's rule, he was allowed to publish a novel inspired by his experiences, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''. The book was the first major account in the USSR of Stalinist repression, and caused a sensation both at home and in the West.

* ''The Decline of courage'' aka the 1978 Harvard Commencement Address. It was the first time he clearly expressed his view that the Communist East and the "democratic/free-rule of the market" West were ''Main/NotSoDifferent'', with the latter being less ''Main/ObviouslyEvil'', but with the potential to be just as dehumanizing, simply preferring the worship of Money to the ruthless enforcement of the Communist ideology.
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* ''The Decline of courage'' aka the 1978 Harvard Commencement Address. It was the first time he clearly expressed his view that the Communist East and the "democratic/free-rule of the market" West were ''Main/NotSoDifferent'', NotSoDifferent, with the latter being less ''Main/ObviouslyEvil'', ObviouslyEvil, but with the potential to be just as dehumanizing, simply preferring the worship of Money to the ruthless enforcement of the Communist ideology.
13th Mar '14 10:43:23 AM Thibaud
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His career contains several striking comparisons to that of Creator/FyodorDostoevsky, particularly his embrace of Christianity after imprisonment in Siberia. He's a highly controversial figure among Russian patriots: many of them denounce him as one of the architects of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp and a "traitor and liar" (helped by the fact that [[MeaningfulName his name is based on the word stem]] "to lie"), but some sympathize with his conservative political views, though in the West criticism usually focuses on his borderline or actual anti-Semitic sentiments, and his critique of "democracy" (which he claimed led to the rise of the Russian oligarchs) and his romanticized and simplistic view of Russia's past. To put it simply, the man was just as enamored with Tsarism as he was hateful of Communism.
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His career contains several striking comparisons to that of Creator/FyodorDostoevsky, particularly his embrace of Christianity after imprisonment in Siberia. He's a highly controversial figure among Russian patriots: many of them denounce him as one of the architects of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp and a "traitor and liar" (helped by the fact that [[MeaningfulName his name is based on the word stem]] "to lie"), but some sympathize with his conservative political views, though in the West criticism usually focuses on his borderline or actual anti-Semitic sentiments, and his critique of "democracy" (which he claimed led to the rise of the Russian oligarchs) and his romanticized and simplistic view of Russia's past. To put it simply, the man was just as enamored with Tsarism as he was hateful of Communism. Communism. He was also very distrustful of the democratic, free-market Western "model".

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His career contains several striking comparisons to * ''The Decline of courage'' aka the 1978 Harvard Commencement Address. It was the first time he clearly expressed his view that of Creator/FyodorDostoevsky, particularly his embrace of Christianity after imprisonment in Siberia. He's a highly controversial figure among Russian patriots: many of them denounce him as one the Communist East and the "democratic/free-rule of the architects of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp and a "traitor and liar" (helped by the fact that [[MeaningfulName his name is based on the word stem]] "to lie"), but some sympathize market" West were ''Main/NotSoDifferent'', with his conservative political views, though in the West criticism usually focuses on his borderline or actual anti-Semitic sentiments, and his critique of "democracy" (which he claimed led to latter being less ''Main/ObviouslyEvil'', but with the rise of the Russian oligarchs) and his romanticized and simplistic view of Russia's past. To put it simply, the man was potential to be just as enamored with Tsarism as he was hateful dehumanizing, simply preferring the worship of Communism. Money to the ruthless enforcement of the Communist ideology.
19th Jan '14 8:05:23 PM karstovich2
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He served in the Red Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he was arrested in 1945 for criticizing [[JosephStalin Stalin]] in personal letters. He was sentenced to eight years in TheGulag. In the more liberal climate of Khruschev's rule, he was allowed to publish a novel inspired by his experiences, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''. The book was the first major account in the USSR of Stalinist repression, and caused a sensation both at home and in the West. After Khruschev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won a Nobel Prize in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
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He served in the Red Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and he was arrested in 1945 for criticizing [[JosephStalin Stalin]] in personal letters. He was sentenced to eight years in TheGulag. In the more liberal climate of Khruschev's Khrushchev's rule, he was allowed to publish a novel inspired by his experiences, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''. The book was the first major account in the USSR of Stalinist repression, and caused a sensation both at home and in the West. After Khruschev Khrushchev was deposed in 1964, culture in the Soviet Union became more repressive. Solzhenitsyn continued to work secretly on his comprehensive account on the gulags, ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. He would memorise a lot of his works in case the drafts were seized by the KGB. The seizure of ''The Gulag Archipelago'' (and suicide of the person who had it in her possession as a result of her arrest) forced him into early publication in the West. After this, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974. He won a Nobel Prize in 1970, although he didn't collect it until 1974.
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