Monday, August 4, 2008

RIP: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Late last night, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, @ 89 1/2 years young, died of heart failure @ his home near Moscow. The fact that I edged 1 point closer to Jason in the death pool takes a back seat to this guy's legacy: Gulag survivor, cancer survivor, Nobel Laureate, novelist, revealer of the truth concerning Stalin's violent prison system, man of peace & philosophy.

1 comment:

Tony said...

This is a great loss. I've been so busy I hadn't heard about this. Thanks for letting us know.