Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Candle in the Wind (1960)

January 22, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The importance of “Candle In the Wind” in Solzhenitsyn’s oeuvre is that it is one of two plays he is known to have completed–and it is his only work that, ostensibly, does not possess Russia as its locale. It is set, instead, as he has said, “in an unknown country at an unspecified period and the heroes have international names.” He has employed this setting, as he explains, in order to examine (not too satisfactorily) “the moral problems of society in the developed countries, independently of whether they are capitalist or socialist.”

Source: Hypothesis: We Need Science Also as a Conscience

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) was a Soviet and Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian. Through his writings he helped to make the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet Union’s forced labor camp system – particularly The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works.

Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. He was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia in 1994. Solzhenitsyn was the father of Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a conductor and pianist.

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Product Details:

  • Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (December 1970)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 0.9 cm (vertical)
  • Softcover
  • 156 pages


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