Aug 4, 2008

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian writer of "literary investigations" into the Stalinist Gulags, who won the Nobel prize and was exiled from the Soviet Union, who was, at his best a prophetic and ethical force and at his worst, a shrill reactionary scold, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the age of 89.

May he rest in peace.