Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn World Literature Analysis - Essay

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Solzhenitsyn wrote a number of novels, stories, and works based on documentary, political, and sociophilosophical matters. Several dominant themes recur. First, almost all of his works are autobiographical, directly or indirectly. He was compelled to transform his turbulent personal experiences into artistic expression, transcending the experiences of an individual. In several of his works, Solzhenitsyn himself can be easily detected. Through such methods, he gave his works authenticity and veracity. His artistic acumen, however, allowed him to raise his writings above mere description of his experiences.

Because the everyday life that Solzhenítsyn depicts is inseparable from historical and political reality, his works...

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