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Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Syllabification: Sol·zhe·ni·tsyn, Alexander
Pronunciation: /ˌsōlZHəˈnētsən/ /ˌsôl-/

Definition of Solzhenitsyn, Alexander in English:

( 1918–2008), Russian novelist; Russian name Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn. After spending eight years in a labor camp, he began writing. He was exiled in 1974 and eventually returned in 1994. Notable works: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), Cancer Ward (1968), and The Gulag Archipelago (1973). Nobel Prize for Literature (1970).

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