Maybe hubris, maybe poetic truth:

"A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones."

... from The First Circle, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008.

(see also BuildingBookWeb (2 Feb 2001), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicWriting - 2003-01-02

(correlates: GoodBeyondHope, Arkhipelag Gulag, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, ...)