Michael Nicholson (essay date 1973)
SOURCE: Nicholson, Michael. “Solzhenitsyn and Samizdat.” In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Critical Essays and Documentary Materials, edited by John B. Dunlop, Richard Haugh, and Alexis Klimoff, pp. 63-93. Belmont, Mass.: Nordland Publishing Company, 1973.
[In the following essay, Nicholson points out that Solzhenitsyn's participation in the culture of the opposition, or samizdat, in Russia was conscious and deliberate, but that the author also made a distinction between a writer's obligation as an artist and as a creator who has a responsibility to defend the free expression of political beliefs.]
In September 1967 Solzhenitsyn appeared before the Secretariat of...
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