"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

R.I.P. Alexander Solzhenitzyn


Died August 3, 2008 having made a huge impact on the world but most will not even know his name.

When he won the Nobel prize in Literature in 1970 he said, "One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world".

As much as he despised the corrupt communism of the Soviet Union (and helped bring it down with his books) he also hated the moral corruption he saw in the United States.

In the end he loved his church, his home (The Russian Orthodox Church).

I always have "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" for sale but all of his books are classics.

I hope he has now found the peace he sought for and never seemingly found on this earth.

2 comments:

Abstraction Adam said...

I saw this news on BBC World News today. What kind of writer was he, I'm guessing political-non fiction.

Chris aka Pax said...

Hi Adam, I love Thrift Stores too.
Solzhenitzn wrote "fiction" but it was based on his experiences in the Soviet gulags so they were all to true to life!
Chris