It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.
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I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn