The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: an experiment in literary investigation

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Collins Harvill, Mar 13, 1986 - History - 472 pages
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Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books V-VII (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #5-7)

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I've finally finished all three volumes of this amazing work. One of the first things I did upon finishing it was to reshelve it with my histories rather than with novels, since it is not a novel in ... Read full review

Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books III-IV (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #3-4)

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This is the second of the three books of the entire work, this one covering the work camps, for the most part, though it also has a short section at the end evalutating the effects of the Gulag on the ... Read full review

Contents

Arrest
3
The History of Our Sewage Disposal System
19
The Interrogation
39
Copyright

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Author and historian Aleksandr Isayevick Solzhenitsyn, considered by many to be the preeminent Russian writer of the second half of the 20th century, was born on December 11, 1918 in Kislovodsk in the northern Caucusus Mountains. In 1941, he graduated from Rostov University with a degree in physics and math. He also took correspondence courses at Moscow State University. Solzhenitsyn served in the Russian army during World War II but was arrested in 1945 for writing a letter criticizing Stalin. He spent the next decade in prisons and labor camps and, later, exile, before being allowed to return to central Russia, where he taught and wrote. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1974, he was arrested for treason and exiled following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. He moved to Switzerland and later the U. S. where he continued to write fiction and history. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned to his homeland. He died due to a heart ailment on August 3, 2008.

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