An Overview: Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn's enormous output in novels, short stories, plays, history, politics and journalism has an ontological focus which transcends (without in any way diminishing) his concerns for Russia, for human suffering and for the difficult future of the planet.

This ontological focus situates problems at their root and proposes solutions which are, therefore, radical (< radix = latin 'root').

In this section of Gigantomachia, an attempt will be made to present this ontological concern of Solzhenitsyn's work. He may well be remembered as a kind of Plato of our time where the deepest philosophical problems are considered in ways which are at odds with the usual forms of philosophical presentation.

July 4, 2004 | Permalink