Sunday, August 3, 2008

R.I.P. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Rest in peace, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

If you haven't read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, I highly suggest you do so at your earliest convenience. I'm of Russian descent and this book had such a profound impact on me. I remember reading it when I was in 10th grade, while I was taking Global Studies II. It's one of my favorite books and its voice resonates beyond its own time.

Have you read about modern day army torture tactics in Russia? It really doesn't differ too much from what Solzhenitsyn wrote about in his book.