The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780061253713

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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"Portions of this work previously appeared in the New York Times"--T.p. verso.

The Gulag Archipelago

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation. '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813332949

Category: History

Page: 672

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Now available exclusively from Westview Press, all three volumes of Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s masterwork, “the greatest and most powerful indictment of a political regime ever to be leveled in modern times,”

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn,Anne Applebaum

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780061253720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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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

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn,Александр Исаевич Солженицын

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: 9780060139148

Category: Political Science

Page: 660

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Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants


A History of the Soviet Camps

Author: Anne Applebaum

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141975261

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 6146


This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions. Gulag is the only major history in any language to draw together the mass of memoirs and writings on the Soviet camps that have been published in Russia and the West. Using these, as well as her own original research in NKVD archives and interviews with survivors, Anne Applebaum has written a fully documented history of the camp system: from its origins under the tsars, to its colossal expansion under Stalin's reign of terror, its zenith in the late 1940s and eventual collapse in the era of glasnost. It is a gigantic feat of investigation, synthesis and moral reckoning.

Cancer Ward

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448114462

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO, ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN ‘Solzhenitsyn is one of the towering figures of the age, as a writer, as moralist, as hero’ Edward Crankshaw After years in enforced exile on the Kazakhstan steppes, a cancer diagnosis brings Oleg Kostoglotov to Ward 13. Brutally treated in squalid conditions, and faced with ward staff and other patients from across the Soviet Union, Kostoglotov finds himself thrown once again into the gruelling mechanics of a state still haunted by Stalinism. One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the “cancerous” Soviet police state. Withdrawn from publication in Russia in 1964, it became, along with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a work that awoke the conscience of the world.

Death and Redemption

The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Author: Steven A. Barnes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838615

Category: History

Page: 368

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Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities undoubtedly had the means to exterminate all the prisoners who passed through the Gulag, but unlike the Nazis they did not conceive of their concentration camps as instruments of genocide. In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Millions whom authorities deemed "reeducated" through brutal forced labor were allowed to leave. Millions more who "failed" never got out alive. Drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and Kazakhstan as well as memoirs by actual prisoners, Barnes shows how the Gulag was integral to the Soviet goal of building a utopian socialist society. He takes readers into the Gulag itself, focusing on one outpost of the Gulag system in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, a location that featured the full panoply of Soviet detention institutions. Barnes traces the Gulag experience from its beginnings after the 1917 Russian Revolution to its decline following the 1953 death of Stalin. Death and Redemption reveals how the Gulag defined the border between those who would reenter Soviet society and those who would be excluded through death.


The Arctic Death Camps

Author: Robert Conquest

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Forced labor

Page: 256

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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553247778

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 7039


Focuses on the brutal and dehumanizing aspects of life in a Russian concentration camp

Apricot Jam

And Other Stories

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582438463

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3475


A powerful collection of stories from the great exiled Russian novelist and Nobel Prize winner. After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking stories—interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already available work as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. Written “in bracing prose, eschewing artifice” (Financial Times) with Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, these stories weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both. “A haunting meditation on [Solzenhitsyn’s] lifetime’s dominant theme . . . Solzhenitsyn writes “The best stories in this collection stand among Solzhenitsyn’s best work, and present a depth seldom found in the short story form.” — “Via fiction he interrogates history, and reveals truth.” —RIA Novosti

Maps of Meaning

The Architecture of Belief

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135961751

Category: Psychology

Page: 564

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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

First Circle

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448128617

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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At the height of Stalin's postwar terror, Innokenty, a young diplomat and scion of a corrupt ruling class, discovers an earlier and more spiritual tradition than that adopted by the October Revolution, the beginning of a process which is Solzhenitsyn's basic theme: the individual's experience of acquiring an immortal soul. Unwisely but generously, Innokenty helps a friend in danger of arrest, only to be arrested himself and sent to a special prison. This, the archetype of the Gulag, is described with masterful psychological insight. There are no heroes and hardly any villains; oppressors are no less victims then the oppressed. In the great tradition of the Russian novel, The First Circle is both a brooding account of human nature and a scrupulously exact description of a historical period.