The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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Harper & Row, 1978 - Concentration camps - 558 pages
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Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #1-2)

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I listened to the audiobook for this text and would recommend that. There are so many anecdotes and people that it is almost easier to keep the momentum up aurally. I mostly really enjoyed the slog ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Greg Fanoe - Goodreads

Remarkable. The moral force with which Solzhenitsyn writes and the fervor with which he seeks to hold people responsible for their actions are a true inspiration. Read full review

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Author and historian Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn, considered by many to be the preeminent Russian writer of the second half of the 20th century, was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk in the northern Caucusus Mountains. In 1941, he graduated from Rostov University with a degree in physics and math. He also took correspondence courses at Moscow State University. Solzhenitsyn served in the Russian army during World War II but was arrested in 1945 for writing a letter criticizing Stalin. He spent the next decade in prisons and labor camps and, later, exile, before being allowed to return to central Russia, where he taught and wrote. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1974, he was arrested for treason and exiled following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. He moved to Switzerland and later the U. S. where he continued to write fiction and history. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned to his homeland. He died due to a heart ailment on August 3, 2008.

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