Solzhenitsyn's death also happened to coincide with my finishing reading a novel by one of my all-time favorite authors: Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. It was interesting to think about the two conflicting views of imprisonment in Russia. Dostoevsky's Siberia which is a source of spiritual redemption, and the nearly soul-crushing existance in a soviet labor camp.
Other Russian lit. fans, who are your favorite authors? What novels and stories stand out in your mind? Why?
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