Calamities of Exile
Two books survey the embattled intellectual legacies of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Edward Said—and point up some surprising parallels in their careers.
The Soul and Barbed Wire:
An Introduction to Solzhenitsyn
by Edward E. Ericson Jr. and Alexis Klimoff
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
$28.00 List Price
Edward Said and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, dissident heroes of two sharply divergent political traditions, had a surprising amount in common. Both came from cultures that had been violently uprooted and dislocated; both were exiled, their lives threatened; both found refuge eventually in the United States—and became outspoken critics of this country. Both fought the regimes they opposed with words and the application of