Sunday, August 03, 2008

Requiescat in pace

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose influence on my high school reading habits and understanding of totalitarianism would be hard to overstate, has died.

There are books I love more than Cancer Ward, but not many. There are books that have moved me and shaken me more than Arkipelag GULag...actually, come to think of it, I'm not sure there are any.

Go in peace, Aleksandr Isayevich.


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