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Gulag Archipelago, the (1973) [Novel]
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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"For years I have with reluctant heart withheld from publication this already completed book: my obligation to those still living outweighed my obligation to the dead. But now that State Security has seized the book anyway, I have no alternative but to publish it immediately..."

Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression the state within the state that ruled all-powerfully.

Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims men, women, and children we encounter secret police operations, 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 the astounding moral courage of the incorruptible, who, defenseless, endured great brutality and degradation.

Original title: Архипелаг ГУЛаг
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionNonfiction (admin Use Only)

Edition #1: The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Thomas P. Whitney
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Gulag Archipelago, the (1973)

ISBN: 0060803320

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