The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

On Sale: 10/27/2020

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

On Sale: 10/27/2020

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The searing record of four decades of terror and oppression distilled into one abridged volume

Drawing on his own experiences before, during, and after his eleven years of incarceration and exile, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression.

Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims, we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations. 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. Solzhenitsyn’s genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle.

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Critical Praise

“Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century” - Time magazine

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

“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

“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062941602
  • ISBN 10: 0062941607
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/27/2020
  • Pages: 528
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism

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