I hope readers will excuse the following slight departure from regular Lenten programming. Those who have been following this web log for some time will know both of my profound veneration for the late Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (+2008) and of my great respect for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) (of which I am a humble member). I received an email today from ISI advertising a great deal: two books I have previously plugged on this site – The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005 and The Soul and Barbed Wire: An Introduction to Solzhenitsyn (with a copy of From Under the Rubble thrown in for good measure) – can be purchased together (online only) for the grand total of twenty bucks. To recall an advertising slogan from my youth: Just do it! Purchase them here. While you're at it, please do visit my previous posts about Solzhenitsyn:
- The Solzhenitsyn Reader.
- Humanism and Its Consequences.
- Two Prayers by Solzhenitsyn.
- Hap What Hap May.
- Solzhenitsyn's Cross.
- As Wax Melts In the Presence of Fire.
- Schmemann on Solzhenitsyn.