Saturday, November 29, 2008

From Sign and Sight

I read the article excerpted below earlier in the week. It resonates, especially after Roger and I discussed the Western Tradition in lieu of Pekic's How To Quiet A Vampire.

"And so it was ultimately down to censorship that Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel prize, went into exile, and taught mankind, and the Russian people in particular, 'not to live a lie'. While Shalamov, who was not allowed to publish a single paragraph in Russia during his lifetime, died bitter, sick and lonely in 1982."


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