Monday, August 4, 2008

Alexander Solzhenitsyn dies aged 89

Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who exposed Stalin's prison system in his novels and spent 20 years in exile, has died at 89, Russian media say.

The author of the Gulag Archipelago and One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, who returned to Russia in 1994, died of either a stroke or heart

The Nobel laureate had suffered from high blood pressure in recent years.

1 comment:

kc said...

He was just too damn tough to die young. I wanna be that tough, but I don't have the ability to tell others about the experience that he did. I can barely think up a coherent comment here most days, fercryinoutloud!