Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author, ↑political dissident

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  • Solzhenitsyn — [sōl΄zhə nēt′sin] Aleksandr (Isayevich) 1918 ; Russ. writer, esp. of novels: in the U.S. 1976 94 …   English World dictionary

  • Solzhenitsyn — n. family name (Russian); Alexander Solzhenitsyn (born 1918), Russian writer and historian, winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and moved to Switzerland and then to the USA (he returned to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich — ▪ 2009       Russian novelist and historian born Dec. 11, 1918, Kislovodsk, Russia died Aug. 3, 2008, Troitse Lykovo, near Moscow, Russia was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970, but he declined to go to Stockholm to receive the prize… …   Universalium

  • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich — (1918– )    Arrested while serving as an artillery captain at the front in 1945, Solzhenitsyn was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for his criticism of Joseph Stalin. Over the next eight years, he served his sentence in jails and forced… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich — (1918–2008)    Novelist, historian, and nationalist ideologue. Born to a young widow in Kislovodsk on 11 December 1918, Solzhenitsyn’s youth was shaped by the Russian Civil War and the subsequent collectivization of his family’s farm. He studied… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Solzhenitsyn — biographical name Aleksandr Isayevich 1918 Russian novelist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Solzhenitsyn — /sohl zheuh neet sin, sawl /; Russ. /seuhl zhi nyee tsin/, n. Alexander or Aleksandr (Isayevich) /al ig zan deuhr ee suy euh vich, zahn /; Russ. /u lyi ksahn drdd ee sah yi vyich/, born 1918, Russian novelist: Nobel prize 1970; in the U.S. 1974… …   Universalium

  • Solzhenitsyn — Sol|zhe|nit|syn, Al|ex|an|der (1918 ) a Russian writer who spent many years in prison because of his criticism of ↑Stalinism and the system of government in the former Soviet Union. He was forced to leave the Soviet Union in 1974 and went to live …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Solzhenitsyn — Sol•zhe•ni•tsyn [[t]ˌsoʊl ʒəˈnit sɪn, ˌsɔl [/t]] n. big Aleksandr (Isayevich), born 1918, Russian novelist, in the U.S. 1974–94: Nobel prize 1970 …   From formal English to slang

  • Solzhenitsyn — /sɒlʒəˈnɪtsən/ (say solzhuh nitsuhn) noun Aleksandr Isayevich /ɪˈseɪjəvɪtʃ/ (say i sayyuhvich), 1918–2008, Russian novelist; dissident during the Soviet era; Nobel prize for literature 1970 …  

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