Nobel Lecture Author:Alexander Solzhenitsyn Bilingual Edition (English & Russian) — As the 1970 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was unable to leave Russia to give the customary Nobel Lecture in Stockholm. — "To reach this chair from which the Nobel Lecture is delivered," Solzhenitsyn writes, "a chair by no means offered to every writer and offered only once in a lif... more »etime-I have mounted not three or four temporary steps but hundreds or even thousands, fixed, steep, covered with ice, out of the dark and cold where I was fated to survive, but others, perhaps more talented, stronger than I, perished..."
This extraordinary and widely acclaimed statement has been translated by F.D. Reeve. It is printed here together with the original Russian.« less