When prison memoirs and novels answer to totalitarian politics

Solzhenitsyn’s fictional vision of gulag life was inspired by the nightmare lived by the author
Solzhenitsyn, West Germany 1974
Leonard Peltier Mural. Photo by Gary Stevens
Peltier has been in prison for over four decades and continues to keep active on Native American rights


Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch (1962)



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Allen Bauman

Allen Bauman

Raconteur and essayist with a funny bone. Educator by profession.