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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 : an experiment in literary investigation. Vol. 1
Title:
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 : an experiment in literary investigation. Vol. 1
ISBN:
9780061253713

9780060921026
Physical Description:
xx, 660, 24 pages ; 21 cm
Contents:
pt. 1. The prison industry. Arrest -- The history of our sewage disposal system -- The interrogation -- The bluecaps -- First cell, first love -- That spring -- In the engine room -- The law as a child -- The law becomes a man -- The law matures -- The supreme measure -- Tyurzak -- pt. 2. Perpetual motion. The ships of the Archipelago -- The ports of the Archipelago -- The slave caravans -- From island to island.
Abstract:
"In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917. This first volume involves us in the innocent victim's arrest and preliminary detention and the stages by which he is transferred across the breadth of the Soviet Union to his ultimate destination: the hard labor camp."--Publisher's description.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2007.