Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Not unnoticed

I'm too tired to write about the first day of my program. But, I wanted to note (as you probably know already) that Alexandr Solzhenitsyn has passed away at age 89. I'm rereading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in tribute, but I haven't actually read any of his other works. Maybe I should check them out.


  1. I highly recommend Gulag. I read it when it first came out. My strongest impression from it is that Solzhenitsyn belived we are all sinners, vs. good people and bad people. That had he found himself in the position of guard as opposed to prisoner he might have found himself making some bad choices too. Perhaps I should reread it and refresh my memory and be sure that that impression from years ago is accurate!

  2. Yes; I didn't realize that he was a Christian. I have not read his work, either.


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