Monday, August 04, 2008

Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies at 89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author whose books chronicled the horrors of dictator Josef Stalin's slave labor camps, has died of heart failure, his son said Monday. He was 89.

Stepan Solzhenitsyn told The Associated Press his father died late Sunday in Moscow, but declined further comment.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of "The Gulag Archipelago" right now.

For some reason, I've been drawn to Russian authors lately (just finished Crime and Punishment) and I felt compelled to read Gulag.

I can tell already that I'll start re-reading it as soon as I'm finished.