Description - Prussian Nights by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
The title of this book is Prussian Nights and is written by author Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn. The book Prussian Nights is published by Farrar Straus Giroux. The ISBN of this book is 9780374513917 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Prussian Nights by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn.
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Author Biography - Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in 1918. In February 1945, while he was captain of a reconnaissance battery of the Soviet Army, he was arrested and sentenced to an eight-year term in a labor camp and permanent internal exile, which was cut short by Khrushchev's reforms, allowing him to return from Kazakhstan to Central Russia in 1956. Although permitted to publish One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in 1962--which remained his only full-length work to have appeared in his homeland until 1990--Solzhenitsyn was by 1969 expelled from the Writers' Union. The publication in the West of his other novels and, in particular, of The Gulag Archipelago, brought retaliation from the authorities. In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested, stripped of his Soviet citizenship, and forcibly flown to Frankfurt. Solzhenitsyn and his wife and children moved to the United States in 1976. In September 1991, the Soviet government dismissed treason charges against him; Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994. He died in Moscow in 2008.