Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West

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Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West

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These essays will interest readers familiar with the work of Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and are a great starting point for those eager for an introduction to the great Russian s work.

When people think of Russia today, they tend to gravitate toward images of Soviet domination or, more recently, Vladimir Putin s war against Ukraine. The reality, however, is that, despite Russia s political failures, its rich history of culture, religion, and philosophical reflection–even during the darkest days of the Gulag–have been a deposit of wisdom for American artists, religious thinkers, and political philosophers probing what it means to be human in America. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stands out as the key figure in this conversation, as both a Russian literary giant and an exile from Russia living in America for two decades. This anthology reconsiders Solzhenitsyn s work from a variety of perspectives–his faith, his politics, and the influences and context of