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Alexander Solzhenitsyn has died, aged 89

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HumphreyPillow Mon 04-Aug-08 03:04:51

an amazing man

MavisGrind Mon 04-Aug-08 06:08:12

The first things I thought when I heard this earlier were

1 - isn't he already dead?
2 - Who will post this on MN!

smile

2sugars Mon 04-Aug-08 07:22:18

Sad. A great writer.

GordonBrownKickingHisHeels Mon 04-Aug-08 07:50:19

dh will be sad 'one day in the life' is his fav. book. amazing man.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 04-Aug-08 07:52:45

do you know, I thought he'd been dead before now.

HumphreyPillow Mon 04-Aug-08 09:57:03

I remember my parents had one of his books in a bookcase at the top of the stairs when I was a child, and I used to go up to bed, and try to pronounce his name - and wish I had such an interesting one.

squilly Mon 04-Aug-08 20:28:50

Snap Gordonbrown. A day in the Life was one of my faves during my early twenties! How strange...I was talking about him today too. Hope he rests in peace.

brimfull Mon 04-Aug-08 20:30:34

I thought he died eons ago

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