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

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

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Thomas P. Whitney, H. T. Willetts
     
 

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A classic bestseller--this monumental work from a Nobel Prize-winning writer documents Soviet political repression.  See more details below

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A classic bestseller--this monumental work from a Nobel Prize-winning writer documents Soviet political repression.

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Time magazine
“Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813332918
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Gulag Archipelago Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.48(d)

Meet the Author

After serving as a decorated captain in the Soviet Army during World War II, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was sentenced to prison for eight years for criticizing Stalin and the Soviet government in private letters. Solzhenitsyn vaulted from unknown schoolteacher to internationally famous writer in 1962 with the publication of his novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. The writer's increasingly vocal opposition to the regime resulted in another arrest, a charge of treason, and expulsion from the USSR in 1974, the year The Gulag Archipelago, his epic history of the Soviet prison system, first appeared in the West. For eighteen years, he and his family lived in Vermont. In 1994 he returned to Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died at his home in Moscow in 2008.

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