Book Review

The Shaggy Titan

The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth About a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker
by Daniel J. Mahoney

St. Augustine's Press, 2014
(255 pages, $30.00, hardcover)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn is one of my few heroes. I first discovered him in high school, on the occasion of his forced exile from the USSR. Beginning with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, I immediately devoured all his available novels and The Gulag Archipelago as soon as it appeared in English, knowing that I had discovered a literary and moral giant. The extraordinary courage of his 1978 Harvard commencement address, which marked the beginning of his ongoing denigration by many Western intellectuals and . . .

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James A. Altena is the associate editor of Fanfare magazine, a comprehensive bimonthly periodical for reviews of classical music recordings. He is a member of St. Mark's Reformed Episcopal Church in Rydal, Pennsylvania, and is working toward a Ph.D. in church history at Westminster Theological Seminary.

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