EXILES: A Memoir of Repression

When the Kremlin leaders deported Alexander Solzhenitsyn a year ago last month they evidently hoped that the great Russian writer's thunderous condemnations of the Soviet system would lose their authority once he became a mere emigre. On the anniversary of his banishment, Paris' Russian-language Y.M.C.A. Press published yet another devastating chronicle of Soviet repression by the author of The Gulag Archipelago. This was Solzhenitsyn's 629-page account of his 13-year struggle to survive as a writer in his homeland until he was arrested and dispatched to the West against his will. The book...

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