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RIP Aleksander Solzhenitzen

I always wondered about what happened to him after he wrote Gulag. He
seemed to go over the edge in some ways and never got back to where he
began.


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On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 11:05:22 GMT, "Miles58" <miles58nospam@gmail.com>
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>I always wondered about what happened to him after he wrote Gulag. He
>seemed to go over the edge in some ways and never got back to where he
>began.


I would comment on that, but I don't see how to avoid the political
overtones.

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My personal take on it was that he always was sort of a right wing whack job
from the get-go. We just didn't know him until Russia deported him.

Doesn't diminish the earlier work, just as it doesn't make him and less
strange.


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On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 15:19:26 GMT, "Miles58" <miles58nospam@gmail.com>
wrote:

>My personal take on it was that he always was sort of a right wing whack job
>from the get-go. We just didn't know him until Russia deported him.
>
>Doesn't diminish the earlier work, just as it doesn't make him and less
>strange.


Yeah, he was anti-Soviet, that was seen as good, he was a victim, which got
him sympathy, it just took a while for people to realize he was also
anti-democracy, anti-secular, anti-modern and who knows what else.

Donald Albury
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> Yeah, he was anti-Soviet, that was seen as good, he was a victim, which got
> him sympathy, it just took a while for people to realize he was also
> anti-democracy, anti-secular, anti-modern and who knows what else.
>

Hmm, guess neocons would have a problem with him...


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On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:22:42 GMT, Barry Schnur <Bschnur@cox.net> wrote:

>Hmm, guess neocons would have a problem with him...


I think we're getting closer to tripping the politics detector ...

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> I think we're getting closer to tripping the politics detector ...
>

Right -- very right.



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>Hmm, guess neocons would have a problem with him...

Not likely. From my point of view they probably got more than the odd
interrogation idea from Gulag. Might have been Yoo's favorite author.


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"Miles58" <miles58nospam@gmail.com> wrote in news:SnBlk.14100$g35.1474
@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> I always wondered about what happened to him after he wrote Gulag. He
> seemed to go over the edge in some ways and never got back to where he
> began.
>


When I first read this post I thought you meant Gulag Scan, the software
tool 8).

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Re: RIP Aleksander Solzhenitzen

Barry, Donald and I are old enough to have lived through part of this. We
have a different frame of reference. Sorry, the shorthand reference to
Gulag Archipelago probably is not within the experience of most of the NCCI.

If you read, try it.

> When I first read this post I thought you meant Gulag Scan, the software
> tool 8).



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Miles58 wrote:

> Sorry, the shorthand reference to
> Gulag Archipelago probably is not within the experience of most of the
> NCCI.


Hey, you make me feel terribly old now 😛

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Re: RIP Aleksander Solzhenitzen

On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:06:08 GMT, "Miles58" <miles58nospam@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Barry, Donald and I are old enough to have lived through part of this. We
>have a different frame of reference. Sorry, the shorthand reference to
>Gulag Archipelago probably is not within the experience of most of the NCCI.
>
>If you read, try it.


Ah, those days when the best Soviet literature was in samizdat.

Donald Albury
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