Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Top 10 novels told in a single day | James Clammer
From James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Nicholson Baker, the ‘circadian novel’ can pack lifetimes of experience into 24 hours

James Clammer

09, Jun, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Nobel archives reveal judges’ safety fears for Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Swedish Academy documents reveal debate over naming the dissident writer the 1970 literature laureate, four years before his exile from the Soviet Union

Alison Flood

14, May, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Top 10 eyewitness accounts of 20th-century history | Charles Emmerson
These stories of a tumultuous era bring to life its intimate passions and accidents as well as its overwhelming scale

Charles Emmerson

27, Nov, 2019 @12:08 PM

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My one day in the life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Long after he was freed from the gulag, the Russian novelist lived in wilful austerity. As a centenary tribute, could I follow his routines for 24 hours?

Marianna Hunt

11, Dec, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Happiness is a salty potato – and other life lessons from Russian literature
Don’t trust a woman who wears too much perfume and know your limits – Viv Groskop on the 10 top tips Chekhov, Tolstoy and others have for us today

Viv Groskop

13, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Solzhenitsyn's Russian Revolution epic to be published in English
First complete translation announced of dissident’s multi-volume historical novel The Red Wheel – his ‘life’s mission’ – after anonymous donor funds project

Alison Flood

22, Aug, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Top 10 books about cancer
Treatment of this cruel disease has advanced hugely in recent years, but writers from Philip Roth to Christopher Hitchens show the awful human cost it still exacts

Austin Duffy

03, Feb, 2016 @3:12 PM

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Russian court to review £335m fine given to Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Court's move may cut jail term imposed on fellow Yukos owner Platon Lebedev, who was also sentenced to 10 years in prison

Leonid Ragozin in Moscow

26, Dec, 2013 @9:00 PM

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Nobel literature prize: odds slashed on Jon Fosse following surge in bets

'Bigger than average' punts on 100/1 Norwegian author forces bookies to suspend betting, writes Liz Bury

Liz Bury

01, Oct, 2013 @3:59 PM

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National Archives: cabinet papers from 1983 – in brief

Cabinet memos, from the Falklands war laser weapon to inky thumbs for Sinn Féin and panda pandering in China

Alan Travis and Robert Booth

31, Jul, 2013 @11:01 PM

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The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin by Stephen F Cohen – review
Despite the efforts of past regimes, modern Russia is still unwilling to acknowledge the butchery of Stalin's rule, writes John Kampfner

John Kampfner

09, Jun, 2012 @11:05 PM

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John Mullan's 10 of the best: dates in titles
From Victor Hugo to David Peace, via a certain book by George Orwell

John Mullan

01, Jun, 2012 @9:55 PM

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