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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Apricot Jam and Other Stories

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ignat Solzhenitsyn discusses his father Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Apricot Jam and Other Stories, available for the first time in English. After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published this series of stories, all focusing on Soviet and post-Soviet life, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime.

Guests:

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Comments [3]

alexander sukonik from queens

Dear sir, Ignat said crude, idiotic lies about his father but I don't blame him - he is a son after all. I am russian writer in exail, S. new me and mentioned favorably in his book "Two hunder years together". You obviously have zero knowledge of S. writings - in that case why invite Ignat?? Why not some american slavic specialist? It shows how grotesquely low and lazy your intellect is...

Nov. 30 2011 06:56 PM
Elizabeth from Queens

What did your father see as the role of Christianity in Russia? Was he a devout Orghodox Christian?

Nov. 30 2011 12:57 PM
RJ from New Haven, CT

Call Solzhenytsin what you will, but "moderate" is not the right word. The late Soviet intelligensia became very disappointed in Solzhenytsin for his unrelentingly nationalistic views and support of the death penalty to fight Chechen terrorism after the beginning of the Second Chechen War.

Nov. 30 2011 12:53 PM

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