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(New York: Harper and Row, 1972), FIRST EDITION. This is the speech that Solzhenitsyn was supposed to give as a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The prize was awarded to him for "'the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable tradtions of Russian literature.'" [HB of Rus Lit] This work is of particular interest because it was written before Solzhenitsyn was deported from the USSR in late 1973. First Edition, one of a limited number printed for friends of the publisher. 8vo, original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, in the original dustjacket. 38 pp. The textblock, pages and cover are pristine, there is light mellowing to the panel of the dustjacket.

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