Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Volume 2

Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Volume 2

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Thomas P. Whitney, Anne Applebaum
     
 

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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

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Time magazine
“Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century”
Time Magazine
"Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061253720
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
139,454
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(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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