The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II

Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society...

Title:The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060803322
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    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books I-II Reviews

  • Buck

    I went for a walk this afternoon, strolling around the unfamiliar student district near Chosun University. It was pleasant just to be out and about, looking at stuff, breathing in air lightly spiced w...

  • Heath

    One of the most compelling non-fiction texts I've ever read. I naively picked this up after reading One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovitch thinking it would be a longer version of a similar concept. ...

  • Whitaker

    This work is not simply a testament and memorial to the victims of the Gulag, it is also a testament to Solzhenitsyn's courage and righteous anger. That he was once a victim of Gulag himself only unde...

  • Jacob Aitken

    Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. The Gulag Archipelago: A Literary Investigation I-II. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1974 [1973].Few books are written with raw, electric energy. Solzhenitsyn’s work can...

  • Steve

    Mr. Solzhenitsyn’s work is the living monument to decades of unimaginable Russian miseries, which echo even unto this day, sadly. What The Gulag Archipelago lacks in poetic magic, it more than makes...

  • Virgil

    This is not an easy read, and nor was it ever meant to be. It was originally written in Russian for Russians, and the odd sensibilities and colloquialisms that irritate many of my fellow Anglophones r...

  • Arhondi

    Even for someone familiarized with the era and events, this book has been one of the most difficult reading experiences of the past years. Yet, one should push through and read all of it, in all its g...

  • Antof9

    A story I've told more than a few times: when Mr. Solzhenitsyn died in 2008, I thought that an appropriate time to read this book. So I took it with me on a business trip (I found a receipt in the boo...

  • John

    This is the kind of book that is talked about, and quoted more often than it is read. In God's providence, Solzhenitsyn was arrested and spent years in the Gulag. What miserable irony that a man of So...

  • Clif

    Prison in a civilized society should be limited to setting apart those who would be a threat to others if allowed freedom. They should not be deprived beyond this. There should be regular meals, exerc...