SOVIET UNION: God Is Upper-Case

This book cannot now be published in our homeland except in Samizdat* because of objections by censors that are inconceivable to the normal human mind and also because it would be necessary to write the word God in lowercase. I cannot bow down to such a humiliation.

So writes Nobel-prizewinning Novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a postscript to his new novel, August 1914, which was published last week in Russian by the small YMCA Press in Paris. It is the only one of his books, aside from One Day in the Life of Ivan...

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