He was a prisoner of conscience but the two books by Alexander Solzhenitsyn namely the Gulag Archipelago and one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich demonstrate the lack of moral foundation in the former USSR and its successor Russia.He lived to tell the tales.In contrast it shows the moral courage of the prisoners like himself.
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez might be a literature best seller.I found it a very difficult read last year on holiday others have loved and enjoyed it.It charts the generational history of a family in a town in Columbia members of which are visited by ghosts from the past.Not literally ghosts.
Homage to Catolonia by George Orwell sets out his experiences of the Spanish Civil War.The confusion and betrayal which took place despite the moral courage and best of intentions of the many who went to fight for the Republicans against the forces of General Franco.The Falangists supported by other Fascist regimes like Germany and Italy won.It was not until 1975 that Spain began on the road to Democracy.
Great suggestions, Quasimodo!! Thanks!
I remember reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn some 30 years ago; he was indeed very lucky to survive life in the gulag!
One day, I will give a try to One hundred years of solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Homage to Catolonia
by George Orwell. Thank you for your short synopsis which are so helpful!
As you know a lot about the Spanish civil war, may I recommend your childen in junior school Toro! Toro!
by Morpurgo? Excellent… but be nearby to explain and talk about it!