Posted on 12/11/2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born one hundred years ago today.
Solzhenitsyn is remembered for a number of accomplishments — surviving a lengthy sentence in a Soviet prison; publishing several works that touch upon the experience; winning the Nobel Prize in Literature — but journalist Marianna Hunt wanted to honor him in a different way this year.
In particular, she hoped to shift attention, even fleetingly, away from his heavy reputation and toward his eccentric lifestyle.
So she followed the Solzhenitsyn regimen for a single day.
Turns out his daily life wasn’t much lighter than his literature.
Read about her experience in the Guardian.
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