The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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Harper Collins, Aug 7, 2007 - History - 704 pages
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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society

  

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Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books III-IV (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #3-4)

User Review  - Buddy Don - Goodreads

This is the second of the three books of the entire work, this one covering the work camps, for the most part, though it also has a short section at the end evalutating the effects of the Gulag on the ... Read full review

Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #1-2)

User Review  - Stephie Jane Rexroth - Goodreads

"Own nothing! Possess nothing! Buddha and Christ taught us this, and the Stoics and the Cynics. Greedy though we are, why can't we seem to grasp that simple teaching? Can't we understand that with ... Read full review

Contents

The Prison Industry
2
t Arrest
3
The History of Our Sewage Disposal System
24
The Interrogation
93
The Bluecaps
144
First Ceil First Love
179
That Spring
237
In the Engine Room
277
The Law Becomes a Man
334
The Law Matures
371
The Supreme Measure
432
Tyurzak
456
Perpetual Motion
488
The Ships of the Archipelago
489
Translators Notes
616
Index
642

The Law as a Child
299

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About the author (2007)

After serving as a decorated captain in the Soviet Army during World War II, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was sentenced to prison for eight years for criticizing Stalin and the Soviet government in private letters. Solzhenitsyn vaulted from unknown schoolteacher to internationally famous writer in 1962 with the publication of his novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. The writer's increasingly vocal opposition to the regime resulted in another arrest, a charge of treason, and expulsion from the USSR in 1974, the year The Gulag Archipelago, his epic history of the Soviet prison system, first appeared in the West. For eighteen years, he and his family lived in Vermont. In 1994 he returned to Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died at his home in Moscow in 2008.

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