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Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: an Experiment in Literary Investigation (08 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780061253805
ISBN10: 0061253804
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Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author

About the Author

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in Kislovodsk, Russia, in 1918. A twice-decorated captain in the Soviet Army, he was stripped of his rank, arrested, and convicted in 1945 for privately criticizing Stalin. Exiled from the USSR in 1974, Solzhenitsyn eventually settled in the United States before returning to his homeland twenty years later. Among his other acclaimed works are the novels One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The First Circle. His literary awards include the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Medal of Honor for Literature.

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Spencer Hansen, November 19, 2014 (view all comments by Spencer Hansen)
His thoughts jump around in a passionate, angry, and sarcastic way--like I would imagine the thoughts of a prisoner do in an environment worse than any I've ever imagined. It's a "literary investigation" but reads more like a long report of Russian history in the twentieth century. I think it's best read slowly, digesting his words over a few months. That way you can begin to grasp a brutality to humanity that parallels any genocide in our world history. And out of the brutality emerges Solzhenitsyn's voice, reminding us that hope can never be killed as long as we share our stories.
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moshe, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by moshe)
An incredible book! It helps that what solzhenitsyn was writing about is so extreme as to be beyond exaggeration, but what makes this one of the best books I have ever read is his unique ability to write with depth of awareness, both from the inside and from the outside, and depth of analysis, and finally, depth of humanity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061253805
Subtitle:
An Experiment in Literary Investigation
Author:
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
Translator:
Whitney, Thomas P.
Translator:
Willets, Harry
Author:
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.
Author:
by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Abridged:
Y
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070807
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.00x5.58x.93 in. .90 lbs.

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