A Threat of Exile

December 1969
Time;12/5/1969, Vol. 94 Issue 23, p57
The article focuses on the expulsion of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, foremost writer of Soviet Union, from his motherland. It stresses the implication of his novel "The First Circle and Cancer Ward," which was considered by the Russian Writers Union a destruction of his own country. It outlines the move of some writers for reconsideration of Solzhenitsyn's expulsion and for a special rehearing of the case. Moreover, the counterattack of nobel-prizewinning novelist Mikhail Sholokhov is discussed.


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