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Ericson Compiles Solzhenitsyn Bibliography

By Vige Barrie  |  Contact Randall Ericson, Couper Librarian 315-859-4489
Posted July 5, 2010
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Couper Librarian Randall Ericson has compiled a bibliography of the works of prominent 20th century author and Nobel prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Spanning the years 1962-75, it includes translations of Solzhenitsyn’s work into all languages, as well as miscellaneous non-literary works such as letters and Solzhenitsyn’s statements to the Soviet Writers’ Union. One of the Solzhenitsyn’s most recognized and celebrated publications, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, was first published in 1962.

In addition to the printed document, Ericson scanned the cover, title page, versos of title page and table of contents (when useful) for any book he was able to examine directly. He also presented all collected data in a spreadsheet, allowing interested parties to more effectively research the information.

Ericson created the work at the request of the Solzhenitsyn family to whom he had been introduced by his brother, a Solzhenitsyn scholar who knew Solzhenitsyn and other family members. Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a concert pianist and one of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s sons, served as Ericson’s contact with the family.

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