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eBook Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile ePub

by Joseph Pearce

  • ISBN: 0002740419
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Joseph Pearce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (October 2, 2000)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1166 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1336 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 297

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Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's book provides profound insight into .

Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's book provides profound insight into a towering literary and political figure. From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in the Gulags, his exile in America to his return to Russia, this is the story of a man who struggled with the most weighty questions of humanity

Joseph Pearce is the host of the EWTN television series The Quest for Shakespeare based on his book The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon and the . Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile. London: HarperCollins.

Joseph Pearce is the host of the EWTN television series The Quest for Shakespeare based on his book The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon and the Church of Rome Also on EWTN, Pearce was the host for a special hour-long program which was broadcast De.

Third, Pearce shines a sympathetic light on the controversies that began to engulf Solzhenitsyn once he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974, controversies that dog his reputation to the present day. While praising Solzhenitsyn’s pre-exile dissidence, Western authors-and some Russian authors-continue to portray Solzhenitsyn as illiberal, authoritarian, nationalistic, and anti-Semitic. Pearce makes a strong case that these portraits misinterpret Solzhenitsyn.

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Yermolai’s brother, was tireless in his assistance throughout the months that the book was in preparation

For aidan and dorene mackey. Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Yermolai’s brother, was tireless in his assistance throughout the months that the book was in preparation. In spite of his own busy schedule in the United States, where he is a highly accomplished and much sought-after concert pianist, he never failed to respond to my pleas for help, replying by phone, fax, e-mail, and even, on occasion, by the old-fashioned postal service.

Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's biography of the . Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile is a fascinating look at one of the most unusual and influential writers of the late 20th Century.

Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's biography of the renowned Russian dissident provides profound insight into . .

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, according to Joseph Pearce, has too often been stereotyped as a prophet of doom, a pessimist, someone out of touch with reality, and irrelevant

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, according to Joseph Pearce, has too often been stereotyped as a prophet of doom, a pessimist, someone out of touch with reality, and irrelevant. Sounds like me on a Monday. paradox personified: the pessimistic optimist.

Solzhenitsyn A Soul in Exile. This book also contains a gallery of rare photographs. May 3, 2011 The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Brother Andre MarieTonight on RECONQUEST: "Genesis According to the Saints. Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce’s biography of the renowned Russian dissident provides profound insight into a towering literary and political figure. The publication of this updated version of Joseph Pearce’s biography of the great Russian writer is most welcome, indeed.

Cover photograph: Solzhenitsyn.

Through his remarkable life, Solzhenitsyn wrote of his imprisonment as a dissident in the gulag, his battle with cancer, the outbreak of the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, and the soul-destroying nature of Stalinist repression. Sometimes in secret, and later openly, Solzhenitsyn confronted the truth about Soviet society.

Arguably one of the most significant writers of the 20th century, Solzhenitsyn has, since the fall of Communism, spoken out against the current Russian regime and now lives in seclusion. His faith has always deeply informed his literary and artistic approach and his response to the excesses of modern materialism. On the spiritual, cultural, and socio-political level, his writings have much to teach the world as it prepares for the new millennium. Based on personal interviews with Solzhenitsyn and his family, Joseph Pearce's major new book provides a profoundly fascinating insight into a towering literary and political figure.

Comments

Bluddefender Bluddefender
I ordered this book for two reasons. I remember the reactions of many people to the speech that Solzhenitsyn gave at Harvard. Most people were offended and not a little annoyed by his words. I didn't give much thought to it at the time, but every once in awhile, I would read a quote by Solzhenitsyn and would have to agree with a lot of his thoughts, so I decided to investigate. My second reason is the author. I have read and enjoyed books by Joseph Pearce for years and I knew that if anyone could give me a solid and thoughtful biography, it would be him. I was not disappointed by Solzhenitsyn or by Pearce. I can heartily recommend this book to anyone who would like to go deeper into the times and challenges faced by this amazing man.
Ylonean Ylonean
I knew a little about Solzhenitsyn, but really only what I read in the papers. This was an in depth revelation of the man which
I thought was a wonderful presentation.. It was inspiring. It brought understanding of both the evils of the political system under communism, and the strength of one man willing to fight for right. Solzhenitsyn becomes a mentor and a hero to the reader. I loved the book, and think Joseph Pearce did an excellent job of telling us about the man and what made him the appointed man of the hour. And through it all, the reader is given the opportunity to see the power of God in a life surrendered to HIm. Solzhenitsyn is presented as a dedicated disciple who is gentle, kind, and very very wise in his response to the media in later years. It's a great read, and while I don't considered it "light reading", it flows easily and carries the reader easily through the heaviness of the subject.
I highly recommend it.
elegant stranger elegant stranger
excellent read, did not want it to end. emphasizes the spiritual underpinnings of S's philosophy of life and
how his spirituality evolved.. how the U.S. elite ignored him as a result of his faith and admonitions about
materialism and secularism.. Pearce took a massive amount of material and made it clear, concise, and also
riveting
Opithris Opithris
Beautifully written and wonderful biography on Solzhenitsyn's life. I was moved and prompted to really think about the questions Solzhenitsyn was asking himself as well as he went through terrible oppression.
zmejka zmejka
I am an old (age wise) high school teacher - calculus and statistics. Many years ago I read Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago" and "Cancer Ward" which were in themselves riveting (at the time I was studying Russian at a local college). I could not put this book down. The author not only held my attention but I was mesmerized by his ability to convey powerful mental images of Solzhenitsyn in unimaginable circumstances and his ability to Never Give Up!
The cover of "The Economist" shortly after Solzhenitsy's death titled "Speaking Truth to Power" was a great piece in the line of this biography.
I recommended this book to our English department for our student's interested in biographies.
Kendis Kendis
I had wanted to read Solzhenitsyn's books for some time, and it was recommended to me that I read this biography by Joseph Pearce first. I am very glad I did because I learned a lot about Solzhenitsyn's life and the setting in which he wrote his books. Very interesting and easy to read.
Jonide Jonide
I continue to meet people totally ignorant of history and whose understanding of Communism is woefully absent. The author lays out the life of S. so clearly and always in historical context. Those who glibly praise Communism as a better choice than Democracy should read this biography if for no reason than to get their facts straight.
I'm a big fan of Joseph Pearce's writing. This did not disappoint. A great book for those who have read Solzhenitsyn but knew little about the man.