About Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel Prize laureate in literature, was a Soviet political prisoner from 1945 to 1953. His story One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) made him famous, and The Gulag Archipelago (1973) further unmasked Communism and played a critical role in its eventual defeat. Solzhenitsyn was exiled to the West in 1974. He ultimately published dozens of plays, poems, novels, and works of history, nonfiction, and memoir, including In the First Circle, Cancer Ward, The Red Wheel, The Oak and the Calf, and Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978-1994 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020).

Peter Constantine is a literary translator and editor, and the director of the Literary Translation Program at the University of Connecticut.

Daniel J. Mahoney holds the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College.

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