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Gulag Archipelago (Harvill Press Editions)

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Description for Gulag Archipelago (Harvill Press Editions) Paperback. Num Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations, maps, ports. BIC Classification: JPVR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 136 x 36. Weight in Grams: 524.

The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power. This edition has been abridged into one volume at ... Read more

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About Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918 and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in Physics and Mathematics from Rostov University and studied Literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain. In 1945, however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and ... Read more

Reviews for Gulag Archipelago (Harvill Press Editions)
To live now and not to know this work is to be a kind of historical fool missing a crucial part of the consciousness of the age
The ferocious testimony of a man of genius
London Magazine
What gives the book its value is the sound it gives out; the harsh roar give out by ... Read more

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