SOLZHENITSYN, ALEKSANDR ISAEVICH. 1918-2008. Typed Letter Signed ("A. Soltzhenitsyn"), 1 p, 8vo, n.p., January 8, 1888, to Mikhail Heifetz, with original transmittal envelope, fine.

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Lot 4267
SOLZHENITSYN, ALEKSANDR ISAEVICH. 1918-2008.
Typed Letter Signed ("A. Soltzhenitsyn"), 1 p, 8vo, n.p., January 8, 1888, to Mikhail Heifetz, with original transmittal envelope, fine.

US$ 700 - 900
£ 540 - 700
SOLZHENITSYN, ALEKSANDR ISAEVICH. 1918-2008.
Typed Letter Signed ("A. Soltzhenitsyn"), 1 p, 8vo, n.p., January 8, 1888, to Mikhail Heifetz, with original transmittal envelope, fine.

Feeling overwhelming pressure from his work, the great modern Russian writer writes from his exile in Cavendish, Vt., declining a request to say something to the press: "Dear Mikhail..........! (sorry, I don't know your last name) Thank you for the nice gesture. But due to the intensity of my work (and my age urges me not to slow down), I have virtually met with no one for five years, and refused writing articles and making public statements—every effort interrupts and throws me off course. I wish you a successful trip. Good luck. A. Soltzhenitsyn."
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