The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Paperback - 2007
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Herewith the unchallenged epic of our era. A towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, distilled into one abridged volume (authorized by the author).

Drawing on his own experiences before, during and after his eleven years of incarceration and exile, on evidence provided by more than 200 fellow prisoners, and on Soviet archives, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression, the state within the state that once ruled all-powerfully with its creation by Lenin in 1918. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims-this man, that woman, that child-we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations, the "welcome" that awaited Russian soldiers who had been German prisoners of war. Yet we also witness astounding moral courage, the incorruptibility with which the occasional individual or a few scattered groups, all defenseless, endured brutality and degradation. And Solzhenitsyn's genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2007
Edition: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780061253805
0061253804
Branch Call Number: HV9713 .S6413 2007x
Characteristics: xxii, 472, 24 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ericson, Edward E.

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LibraryCardBitches
Feb 17, 2018

Looks like it's time to order another copy or two.

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TerrySimons
Feb 13, 2018

It's true you always have too many copies of trash books, such as Hillary Clinton's BS, and too few of the classics.

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jreed75
Jan 29, 2018

Please order more copies. 17 holds for 2 copies on a very important historic work, especially since Marxism movement has very strong momentum in Canada.

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ReadingGood4U
Dec 04, 2016

Only 2 copies of the most authoritative text destroying the murderous ideology of communism?

That's not good. Currently 6 holds on two copies. There should be enough copies to NEVER need to place a hold on such an important work.

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