The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Book - 2007
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"It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century." --David Remnick, The New Yorker

The Nobel Prize winner's towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume (authorized by the author). Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.

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.

"The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times." --George F. Kennan

"Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today." --Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

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


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Sep 06, 2018

41st on Hold....Seriously?!!

Feb 17, 2018

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

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.

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.

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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