Sunday Night Journal — August 3, 2008
Russell Kirk: Old House of Fear

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, R.I.P.

He was a giant. I don’t have anything in particular to say that isn’t already being said wherever his passing has been noted, but I thought I ought to make some observance of it. If you have time and haven’t read his famous Harvard address, here it is.

I’m feeling a little guilty because ISI gave me a review copy of their Solzhenitsyn Reader and I never followed through and actually wrote the review. I recommend the book, though, if you’ve never really sampled Solzhenitsyn. I don’t know that he was a great writer from the purely literary point of view, but nevertheless he was a giant.



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