The Solzhenitsyn Reader

The Solzhenitsyn Reader

The texts assembled in this volume abundantly testify to the multiple ways that Solzhenitsyn's writings have illumined the age of ideology and spoken with depth and eloquence to the enduring human condition.

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn

Publisher: Isi Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123591450

Category: Political Science

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The texts assembled in this volume abundantly testify to the multiple ways that Solzhenitsyn's writings have illumined the age of ideology and spoken with depth and eloquence to the enduring human condition.
Categories: Political Science

Overwriting Chaos

Overwriting Chaos

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Fictive Worlds Richard Tempest. 341. 342. 343. 344. 345. 346. 347. 348. 349. 350. 351. 352. 353. 354. 1.2.3.4.5.6. 7. 8. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “The Larch,” in Ericson and Mahoney, The Solzhenitsyn Reader, 626.

Author: Richard Tempest

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644692943

Category: Literary Criticism

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Richard Tempest examines Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s evolution as a literary artist from his early autobiographical novel Love the Revolution to the experimental mega-saga The Red Wheel, and beyond. Tempest shows how this author gives his characters a presence so textured that we can readily imagine them as figures of flesh and blood and thought and feeling. The study discusses Solzhenitsyn’s treatment of Lenin, Stalin, and the Russian Revolution; surprising predilection for textual puzzles and games à la Nabokov or even Borges; exploration of erotic themes; and his polemical interactions with Russian and Western modernism. Also included is new information about the writer’s life and art provided by his family, as well as Tempest’s interviews with him in 2003-7.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature

The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature

4 Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918–1956, trans. Thomas P. Whitney, I–III (New York: Harper and Row, 1973), p. xii. 5 “Nobel Lecture” [1970], in The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947–2005, ed.

Author: Caryl Emerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471686

Category: Literary Criticism

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Russian literature arrived late on the European scene. Within several generations, its great novelists had shocked - and then conquered - the world. In this introduction to the rich and vibrant Russian tradition, Caryl Emerson weaves a narrative of recurring themes and fascinations across several centuries. Beginning with traditional Russian narratives (saints' lives, folk tales, epic and rogue narratives), the book moves through literary history chronologically and thematically, juxtaposing literary texts from each major period. Detailed attention is given to canonical writers including Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and Solzhenitsyn, as well as to some current bestsellers from the post-Communist period. Fully accessible to students and readers with no knowledge of Russian, the volume includes a glossary and pronunciation guide of key Russian terms as well as a list of useful secondary works. The book will be of great interest to students of Russian as well as of comparative literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Road to Nowhere

A Road to Nowhere

In The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947–2005, ed. Edward E. Ericson, Jr., and Daniel J. Mahoney. Wilmington, DE: ISI, 2006. 602–605. — — —. “Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations.

Author: Matthew W. Slaboch

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812249804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Matthew W. Slaboch examines the work of German philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Oswald Spengler, Russian novelists Leo Tolstoy and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and American historians Henry Adams and Christopher Lasch—rare skeptics of the idea of progress who have much to offer political theory, a field dominated by historical optimists.
Categories: Philosophy

Contemplating God with the Great Tradition

Contemplating God with the Great Tradition

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. “The Exhausted West.” Harvard Magazine (July–August 1978). Reprinted as “A World Split Apart: 1978 Harvard Commencement Address.” Pages 561–75 in The Solzhenitsyn Reader. ———. “Men Have Forgotten God: The ...

Author: Craig A. Carter

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493429691

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Following his well-received Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition, Craig Carter presents the biblical and theological foundations of trinitarian classical theism. Carter, a leading Christian theologian known for his provocative defenses of classical approaches to doctrine, critiques the recent trend toward modifying or rejecting classical theism in favor of modern "relational" understandings of God. The book includes a short history of trinitarian theology from its patristic origins to the modern period, and a concluding appendix provides a brief summary of classical trinitarian theology. Foreword by Carl R. Trueman.
Categories: Religion

Politics of Memory in Post Communist Europe

Politics of Memory in Post Communist Europe

1 As Edward Ericson and daniel mahoney write in their introduction to The Solzhenitsyn Reader: “no other writer could plausibly claim to have brought down an 'evil empire' built upon the twin pillars of violence and 'the lie'.

Author: Mihail Neamtu

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9789731997865

Category: Collective memory

Page: 291

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Comparative case studies of how memories of World War II have been constructed and revised in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, and the USSR (Russia).
Categories: Collective memory

Centring the Margins

Centring the Margins

The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947–2005, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Eds. Edward E. Ericson, Jr., and Daniel F. Mahoney (trans. Ignat and Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Alexis Klimoff, Harry Willetts, and Michael Nicholson, ...

Author: Jeff Bursey

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785354014

Category: Literary Criticism

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Centring the Margins is a collection of reviews and essays written between 2001 and 2014 of writers from Canada, the United States, the UK, and Europe. Most are neglected, obscure, or considered difficult, and include Mati Unt, Ornela Vorpsi, S.D. Chrostowska, Blaise Cendrars and Joseph McElroy, among others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, “Cavendish Farewell,” in The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Es- sential Writings, 1947–2005 (Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2006). Scammel, Solzhenitsyn: A Biography, 993.

Author: Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231168687

Category: Philosophy

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Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought shaping American political discourse after World War II. Yet none of them was American, and this was crucial to their thinking, which relied on ways of arguing and reasoning that stand both inside and outside of the American context. In an effort to convince their audiences they were American enough, these thinkers deployed deft rhetorical strategies that made their cosmopolitanism feel acceptable, inspiring radical new approaches to longstanding problems in American politics. Speaking like natives, they also exploited their foreignness to entice listeners to embrace alternative modes of thought. Intimate Strangers unpacks this Òstranger ethos,Ó a blend of detachment and involvement that manifested in the persona of a prophet for Solzhenitsyn, an impartial observer for Arendt, a mentor for Marcuse, and a victim for Said. Despite its many successes, though, the stranger ethos did alienate audiences, and many critics continue to dismiss these thinkers not for their positions but because of their foreign point of view. This book concludes with an appeal to reject this kind of xenophobia, throwing support behind a political discourse that accounts for the ideals of both citizens and noncitizens.
Categories: Philosophy

Philosophy Society and the Cunning of History in Eastern Europe

Philosophy  Society and the Cunning of History in Eastern Europe

For a similarity between Steinhardt's and Solzhenitsyn's views, see The Solzhenitsyn Reader 265. 49 Quoted in The Solzhenitsyn Reader 269. 50 Ibid.268. 51 Levi 88. 52 Ibid.92. 53 On the process of dehumanization in a concentration camp, ...

Author: Costica Bradatan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135761165

Category: Philosophy

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Philosophy, Society and the Cunning of History in Eastern Europe charts the intellectual landscape of twentieth century East-Central Europe under the unifying theme of 'precariousness' as a mode of historical existence. Caught between empires, often marked by catastrophic historic events and grand political failures, the countries of East-Central Europe have for a long time developed a certain intellectual self-representation, a culture that not only helps them make some sense of such misfortunes, but also protects them somehow from a collapse into nihilism. An interdisciplinary study of this sophisticated culture of survival and endurance has been long overdue. Not only is it charming and worth studying in its own right, but with the re-integration of the 'new Europe' into the 'old' one and the emergence on the 'Western' European intellectual scene of many authors from the 'East,' such a culture will also shape the European mind of the 21st century. This volume decodes and explores this culture of 'precariousness' from the complementary angles of philosophy, political theory, intellectual history and literary studies. Expert contributors look at a wide range of topics, from philosophical martyrdom to collective suffering to geographical fatalism, and explore the works of key authors in the field including Cioran, Kołakowski, Kertész, Bauman and Žižek. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki: The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.
Categories: Philosophy

Wealth of Persons

Wealth of Persons

In The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947–2005, edited by Edward E. Ericson Jr. and Daniel J. Mahoney, 556–60. Wilmington: ISI, 2006. ———. The Nobel Lecture on Literature. Translated by Thomas P. Whitney.

Author: John McNerney

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498229937

Category: Philosophy

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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century initiated a great debate not just about inequality but also regarding the failures found in the economic models used by theoreticians and practitioners alike. Wealth of Persons offers a totally different perspective that challenges the very terms of the debate. The Great Recession reveals a great existential rift at the core of certain economic reflections, thereby showing the real crisis of the crisis of economics. In the human sciences we have created a kind of "Tower of Babel" where we cannot understand each other any longer. The "breakdowns" occur equally on the personal, social, political, and economic levels. There is a need for an "about-face" in method to restore harmony among dissociated disciplines. Wealth of Persons offers a key to such a restoration, applying insights and analysis taken from different economic scholars, schools of thought, philosophical traditions, various disciplines, and charismatic entrepreneurs. Wealth of Persons aims at recapturing an adequate understanding of the acting human person in the economic drama, one that measures up to the reality. The investigation is a passport allowing entry into the land of economic knowledge, properly unfolding the anthropological meaning of the free economy.
Categories: Philosophy