Sunday, November 16, 2014

Risk-Taking Resercher - Chloé C.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in Russia, December 11th, 1918, in Moscow. As I said in a previous blog post, Aleksandr had to go to jail for insulting Joseph Stalin. Aleksandr didn't only get inspiration for the book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", he also got inspiration for more books, like "The Gulag Archipelago". Aleksandr was incredibly lucky that he was able to publish his works even thought they were mostly about the camps and it was very likely that his works would be unpublished. 
Even though the majority of his works were published, some weren't. An example is "200 Years Together", in which in one of the chapters Aleksandr described  in the camp Bolshaya Kaluzhskaya 30.

1 comment:

  1. Chloé, first of all, I really like the censorship image that you chose. Secondly, I like what you chose (information) to include about Solzhenitsyn, but I think you could have gone deeper. I also read about his life, and I think the info you included was good, but adding one more sentence to each piece of information would have made it more complete. For example, you said that Solzhenitsyn insulted Stalin in a letter, but you didn't make it clear that he based his book on his experience in the gulag camp, or how long he was in prison. If you add a bit more, your post will be even better.