People, Jan. 1, 1973

Can anyone with a Nobel Prize and a novel currently on the bestseller lists be financially "desperate"? That is Russian Novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn's own word for his own situation. His books are banned in the U.S.S.R. and his royalties are piling up in Switzerland, where he cannot get at them. As word of his plight spread, some unusual Samaritans offered to help. First came Hollywood Writer Albert Maltz, once jailed and blacklisted for refusing to tell a congressional committee whether he was a Communist. Maltz said that the Soviets owe him some $34,000 in royalties on his writing (The Cross and...

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