"The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature."

The Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Center supports explorations into the life and writings of the Nobel Laureate and Russian writer and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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His Writings

The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich are two of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's most well recognized works; but the writer never shied away from experimentation or remained committed to one single literary form. Other writings include a multi-volume novel (The Red Wheel) and a series of binary tales (Apricot Jam and Other Stories) among others. 

Photos & Videos

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn graced the cover of Time Magazine in 1974; that same year he would go on to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature that he was awarded in 1970 while in exile. He was fifty-six years old; but already had lived an extensively rich life with experiences that would inspire his creative work for decades to come.