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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-56 : an experiment in literary investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Edward E Ericson
Publisher: London : Harvill Press, 2007, ©1985.
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"This book is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn; Edward E Ericson
ISBN: 1843430851 9781843430858
OCLC Number: 768484589
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: Originally published: Harvill, 1986.
Description: xviii, 472 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney and Harry Willets ; abridged by Edward E. Ericson, Jr.

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"This book is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair."--Back cover.

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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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