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Daddy with ties

In a modest daddy ties natukunda close “cave” typewriter font “Hummingbird” is not just the history of literature, and the history of Russia. So contemporary appreciated the little story “One day of Ivan Denisovich”, blew up in November of 1962 has not yet thawed the social life.

Its history and the 100th anniversary of the author devoted to the exhibition “Solzhenitsyn and the “New world” opened in the Exhibition hall of the Federal archives. It smells like freshly-planed planks: referring to zekovskoy wooden benches and recollection of favorite table gantry, imported from Vermont. The pine platform that was drawn up to exempt from the curtains to the window (larch under the window in the Trinity-Lykovo has always been on the mind) – originals of letters, notes, literary texts. Note the lion Kopelev, who took the manuscript of “Ivan Denisovich” Tvardovsky in “the New world”, signed softly “Your Sasha”, and in other instances – cold and detached “Solzhenitsyn”. Wrote always small and slim. “The General discipline of character once put it in writing. Line never crawled, neither up nor down,” – Natalia Solzhenitsyn leans over known her document. At the exhibition there are.

Another table is called, with a letter from the office of the editor-in-chief of the “New world” by Alexander Tvardovsky. It amazing paper: request to award Solzhenitsyn’s Lenin prize. With the reasoning. Not given. Wrote the man who owns “90 percent of credit that the world learned of a writer like Solzhenitsyn”. The opinion of the widow. “Twardowski, despite the fact that he held a high party post, it is very difficult to achieve publication, she says. – 11 months of maneuvers, all sorts of artifices and persuasions. But the impetus for this difficult hardware work in the corridors of power was, of course, the experience of the story.”

“The General discipline of character once put it in writing. Line never crawled, neither up nor down”

Now, remember: “experience” and “corridors of power”. This opposition was the authors artistic and architectural solutions of exhibition. The publishing history of in the center of not only meaning, but also geographically. Huge, uplifting, full of bright light space. On a long table – page of the author’s typing, on the walls are originals of telegrams and letters exchanged between Tvardovsky and Solzhenitsyn. And around this “island” in a narrow and dark corridors – other evidence of the era: the persecution of the writer, the defeat of the “New world” and expulsion from the USSR.