March’s Reading: Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “A World Split Apart”
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Victoria, BC at the Cornerstone (1301 Gladstone Avenue)
Facilitated by Heather Cosidetto, Stefan Morales and cheyanne turions
Delivered in June, 1978 as the 327th Commencement Address at Harvard University, “A World Split Apart” scandalized yet captivated an audience of intellectuals that extended far beyond the graduates in the room.
Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required. But, if you’d like to take a look beforehand, you can so do here.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a Russian and Soviet novelist,dramatist, and historian. Through his often-suppressed writings, he helped to raise global awareness of the Gulag, the Soviet Union’s forced labor camp system – particularly in The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.