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The Gulag archipelago, 1918-1956 : an experiment in literary investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher: London : Collins & Harvill Press, 1974-
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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 labour camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations. Yet we also witness astounding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
ISBN: 000262253X 9780002622530 0002622548 9780002622547 1843430851 9781843430858
OCLC Number: 4245375
Notes: Translation of Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
Includes indexes.
Includes index.
Description: volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. pts. I-II.--v.2. pts. III-IV.--v. 3. pts. V-VII.
Other Titles: Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
Responsibility: Alexander Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by H.T. Willetts.

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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 labour 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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"To live now and not to know this work is to be a kind of historical fool missing a crucial part of the consciousness of the age" -- W.L. Webb Guardian "The ferocious testimony of a man of genius" -- Read more...

 
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