ON LITERATURE

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn On the Magical Power of Art

For what purpose have we been given this gift?

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Dostoevsky’s remark, “Beauty will save the world”, was not a careless phrase but a prophecy… Art, literature might really be able to help the world today.

Even in chains we ourselves must complete
That circle which the gods have mapped out for us.
— Vladimir Solov’ev

And no sooner will falsehood be dispersed than the nakedness of violence will be revealed in all its ugliness — and violence, decrepit, will fall.

ONE WORD OF TRUTH SHALL OUTWEIGH THE WHOLE WORLD.

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