Definition of Solzhenitsyn, Alexander in US English:

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

proper noun

  • (1918–2008), Russian novelist; Russian name Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn. After spending eight years in a labor camp, he began writing. He was exiled in 1974 and eventually returned in 1994. Notable works: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962), Cancer Ward (1968), and The Gulag Archipelago (1973). Nobel Prize for Literature (1970).


Solzhenitsyn, Alexander