The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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HarperCollins, Aug 7, 2007 - Social Science - 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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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago is a history of the Soviet Russian system of forced labor concentration camps from 1918 to 1956. The preface by Anne Applebaum says it destroyed the prestige of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Veeralpadhiar - LibraryThing

One of my all time favorites. One of the accounts from the book that still makes me laugh (you read that right, though I shouldn't really) is: A political meeting was going on with about 1000 - 2000 ... Read full review

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Contents

Perpetual Motion
487
Translators Notes
616
Index
642
Copyright

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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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