Meaning of Solzhenitsyn, Alexander in English:

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

Pronunciation /ˌsɒlʒəˈnɪtsɪn/

proper noun

  • (1918–2008), Russian novelist; Russian name Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn. He spent eight years in a labour camp for criticizing Stalin and began writing on his release. From 1963 his books were banned in the Soviet Union, and he was exiled in 1974, eventually returning to Russia in 1994. Notable works: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) and The Gulag Archipelago (1973). Nobel Prize for Literature (1970).