The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. SolzhenitsynThe Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

byAleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Paperback | August 7, 2007

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Volume 2 of the Nobel Prize-winner’s towering masterpiece: the story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for nearly a decade. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.

“The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan

“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New Yorker

“Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in Kislovodsk, Russia, in 1918. A twice-decorated captain in the Soviet Army, he was stripped of his rank, arrested, and convicted in 1945 for privately criticizing Stalin. Exiled from the USSR in 1974, Solzhenitsyn eventually settled in the United States before returning to his homeland twenty years lat...
Title:The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary InvestigationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.2 inPublished:August 7, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061253723

ISBN - 13:9780061253720

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Read I finished reading the Gulag Archipelago Volume 2 a few months ago, but I forgot to review it. I prefer this volume more than the first, but that being said, these books are all equally important. Admittedly, the reading can be dry at times, but other times show sparks of genius and can be very rewarding. Certain chapters, like "They've Brought the Fascists!", "In Place of Politicals" and "The Ascent" are my favourites. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is such a gifted writer, and easily one of the top Russian authors amongst Dostoevsky. This book will have the reader laughing at times, and literally weeping, some of these chapters and stories are so beautifully written. These volumes get into the root of Marxism, and how it operates. A modern reader will easily relate with what's currently happening in the West (yes, this book is very prophetic at times; after all, Aleksandr has been warning us for decades). Very important book.
Date published: 2017-06-14

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“Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.”