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Charles Jaigu: "Solzhenitsyn's Postscript"

2021-03-03T20:04:56.931Z

CHRONICLE - Georges Nivat gathered the communications of a conference held in 2018 for the writer's centenary. Excellent idea. We learn a lot about the misunderstandings that have distorted his life and his work.



In 1962, during his military service in Algeria, Georges Nivat, at the time studying Russian, received by mail the review

Novy Mir

, which published a brief account of the daily life of a moujik interned in a labor camp.

It was the first time that we had seen the far side of the moon so closely.

Like so many others, Georges Nivat was not mistaken.

A day of Ivan Denissovich

was an event.

This is how he converted to Solzhenitsism.

Sixty years later, the one who has in the meantime become a distinguished scholar, remains one of the tireless commentators of the inconvenient dissident.

In 2018, he co-organized with the former ambassador to Moscow, Pierre Morel, and the former UMP deputy Hervé Mariton, a conference on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the great man.

Hervé Mariton, an authentic enthusiast, is the only mayor of France to have named a place after the writer.

In Moscow, one of the arteries of the capital which bore the glorious name of "Great Communist Perspective"

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Source: lefigaro

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