- Solzhenitsyn,Aleksandr Isayevich
Sol·zhe·ni·tsyn (sōl'zhə-nētʹsĭn, səl-zhə-nyēʹtsĭn), Aleksandr Isayevich. Born 1918.
Soviet writer and dissident whose works, including One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) and The Gulag Archipelago (1973-1975), exposed the brutality of the Soviet labor camp system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970.
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