The World: A Soldier's Death: From Solzhenitsyn's Augusf 1914

Denied the right to publish his powerful new work in the Soviet Union, Russian Novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn allowed it to be issued in Paris two weeks ago (TIME, June 21). Already August 1914 has been acclaimed by its early readers for its epic sweep, for the religious themes that echo through it and for its superb battle scenes; some, in fact, have called it Solzhenitsyn's War and Peace.

All of Solzhenitsyn's major novels are concerned with the behavior of men in extremis, be it in prison, in a cancer...

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