Long-Awaited Translations in the Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series
This first English translation of Between Two Millstones, Book 2 picks up the story of Solzhenitsyn’s remarkable life after the raucous publicity over his 1978 Harvard address has died down. It concludes in 1994, as Solzhenitsyn bids farewell to the West and prepares at last to return home with his beloved wife Natalia.
Available November 2020
Between Two Millstones, Book 1 begins on February 13, 1974, when Solzhenitsyn found himself forcibly expelled to Frankfurt. Solzhenitsyn moved for a time to Zurich and was considered the most famous man in the world. During this period, he found himself untethered and unable to work while he tried to acclimate to his new surroundings.
March 1917—the third node of The Red Wheel—tells the story of the Russian Revolution itself, during which not only does the Imperial government melt in the face of the mob, but the leaders of the opposition prove utterly incapable of controlling the course of events. The action of Book 1 (of four) of March 1917 is set during March 8–12.
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The action of Book 2 (of four) of March 1917 is set during March 13–15, 1917, the Russian Revolution's turbulent second week. The revolution has already won inside the capital, Petrograd. Solzhenitsyn captures the chaos of the time, when a centuries-old order fell and the factions that would fight to replace it were still forming.