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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 an experiment in literary investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1974-78]
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Drawing on his own experiences before, during, and after his 11 years of incarceration and exile, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims, we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations. Yet we also witness astounding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
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Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008.
Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956.
New York, Harper & Row [1974-78]
(DLC) 73022756
(OCoLC)802879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
OCLC Number: 572406296
Notes: Translation of Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
Vol. 3 translated by H. Willetts.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes) illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1., pt. I. The Prison Industry. pt. II. Perpetual Motion.--v. 2., pt. III. The Destructive Labor Camps. pt. IV. The Soul and Barbed Wire.--v. 3., pt. V. Katorga. pt. VI. Exile. pt. VII. Stalin is no more.
Other Titles: Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
Responsibility: [by] Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney.

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Drawing on his own experiences before, during, and after his 11 years of incarceration and exile, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims, we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations. Yet we also witness astounding moral courage, the incorruptibility with which the occasional individual or a few scattered groups, all defenseless, endured brutality and degradation. Solzhenitsyn's genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle.

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