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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Mahoney, Daniel J. (1960-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The other Solzhenitsyn [Texte imprimé] : telling the truth about a misunderstood writer and thinker / by Daniel J. Mahoney ; with an appendix, The Gift of Incarnation by Natalia Solzhenitsyn

Publication : South Bend (Ind.) : St. Augustine's press, cop. 2014

Description matérielle : xiii, 242 pages ; 24 cm

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
"The great Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) is widely recognized as one of the most consequential human beings of the twentieth century. Through his writings and moral witness, he illumined the nature of totalitarianism and helped bring down an 'evil empire.' His courage and tenacity are acknowledged even by his fiercest critics. Yet the world-class novelist, historian, and philosopher has largely been eclipsed by a caricature that has transformed a measured and self-critical patriot into a ferocious nationalist, a partisan of local self-government into a quasi-authoritarian, a man of faith and reason into a narrow-minded defender of Orthodoxy. The caricature gets in the way of a thoughtful and humane confrontation with the "other" Solzhenitsyn, the true Solzhenitsyn, who is a writer and thinker of the first rank and whose spirited defense of liberty is never divorced from moderation. It is to this recovery that this book is dedicated. This book above all explores philosophical, political, and moral themes in Solzhenitsyn's two masterworks, The Gulag Archipelago and The Red Wheel, as well as in his great European novel In the First Circle. We see Solzhenitsyn as analyst of revolution, defender of the moral law, phenomenologist of ideological despotism, and advocate of "resisting evil with force." Other chapters carefully explore Solzhenitsyn's conception of patriotism, his dissection of ideological mendacity, and his controversial, but thoughtful and humane discussion of the "Jewish Question" in the Russian - and Soviet twentieth century. A final Appendix reproduces the beautiful Introduction that the author's widow, Natalia Solzhenitsyn, wrote to the 2009 Russian abridgment of The Gulag Archipelago, a work that is now taught in Russian high schools"


Sujet(s) : Solženicyn, Aleksandr Isaevič (1918-2008) -- Critique et interprétation  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Solženicyn, Aleksandr Isaevič (1918-2008) -- Pensée politique et sociale  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781587316135 (hardback) (alk. paper). - ISBN 1587316137 (hardback) (alk. paper)

Notice n° :  FRBNF43903570 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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Auteur(s) : Солженицына, Наталья Дмитриевна (1939-)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The gift of incarnation / Natalia Solzhenitsyn



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