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Alyosha the Baptist

Nobel Prizes are awarded in December. 45 years ago the prize for literature went to Alexander Solzhenitsyn ‘for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature.’ This included his story One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


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Solzhenitsyn during his time in a labour camp. | photo: CC By SA 3

Alyosha the Baptist has been a hero of mine since student days.