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Gulag Voices: An Anthology (Annals of Communism)

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Anne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history and presents a collection of the writings of survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. Although the opening of the Soviet archives to scholars has made it possible to write the history of this notorious concentration camp system, documents tell only one side of the story. Gulag Voices now fills in the other half.

The backgrounds of the writers reflect the extraordinary diversity of the Gulag itself. Here are the personal stories of such figures as Dmitri Likhachev, a renowned literary scholar; Anatoly Marchenko, the son of illiterate laborers; and Alexander Dolgun, an American citizen. These remembrances—many of them appearing in English for the first time, each chosen for both literary and historical value—collectively spotlight the strange moral universe of the camps, as well as the relationships that prisoners had with one another, with their guards, and with professional criminals who lived beside them.

A vital addition to the literature of this era,annotated for a generation that no longer remembers the Soviet Union, Gulag Voices will inform, interest, and inspire, offering a source for reflection on human nature itself.

About the Author

Anne Applebaums Gulag: A History won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction as well as numerous other awards. A columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, she is a regular contributor to many publications, including the New York Review of Books and the New Republic. She lives in Warsaw, Poland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300153200
Subtitle:
An Anthology
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Translator:
Miller, Jane Ann
Editor:
Applebaum, Anne
Author:
Miller, Jane Ann
Author:
Applebaum, Anne
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Annals of Communism Series
Publication Date:
20110125
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet Union
History and Social Science » World History » Russia

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