The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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HarperCollins, Jul 26, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

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Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books V-VII (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #5-7)

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

you know you're in trouble when the third volume of your magnificent octopus is marketed on the cover as "now including inspiring tales of escape! for the first time!" my approach would've been to highlight the awful, rather than emphasize the allegedly heroic. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads

I read this in 1974 in a bad situation in my life. This put "a bad situation" in America in a totally new light. I wish more Americans would listen and have listened to Solzhenitsyn. Update: I don't ... Read full review

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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.

Anne Applebaum is a columnist and member of the editorial board of the "Washington Post." A graduate of Yale and a Marshall Scholar, she has worked as the foreign and deputy editor of the "Spectator" (London), as the Warsaw correspondent for the "Economist," and as a columnist for the on-line magazine "Slate," as well as for several British newspapers. Her work has also appeared in the "New York Review of Books," "Foreign" "Affairs," and the "Wall Street Journal," among many other publications. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Radek Sikorski, and two children.

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