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

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich; Whitney, Thomas P. (translator)

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1974
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Title: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, An ...

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Cloth Over Boards

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Cloth Over Boards. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed. so stated, HB/DJ, F/NF, 660 pp. Mylar cover on DJ, four tiny chips (1/16" to 1/8"), four tiny tears (1/8" to 1/4"), and rubbing at top & bottom of spine and corners. Book boards are black cloth stamped in gilt. The Archipelago is the network of secret police installations, camps, prisons, transit centers, communications facilities, transportation systems and espionage organizations that honeycombs the length and breadth of the Soviet Union. Bookseller Inventory # 7224

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Synopsis: [This is Part 1 of the 2 part - Audiobook CASSETTE - Library Edition of VOLUME 2. It is presented in a vinyl case.]

**Time Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of the 20th Century**

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 SECOND VOLUME in Solzhenitsyn's narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' ''destructive-labor camps'' and the fate of prisoners in them--felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food and clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.

Once again, this chronicle of appalling inhumanity is made endurable by the vitality and emotional range of the writing. In one truly remarkable chapter, a parody of an anthropological treatise, Solzhenitsyn achieves new heights of sardonic wit. In the final section the music changes, and he provides a magnificent coda on the possibilities of redemption and purification through suffering.

Part 2 of this 2 part AudioCassette edition of Volume 2 is ISBN: 9780786103355

Product Description: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format of VOLUME 2 in vinyl case.]

**Time Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of the 20th Century**

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 second volume in Solzhenitsyn's narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' ''destructive-labor camps'' and the fate of prisoners in them--felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food and clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.

Once again, this chronicle of appalling inhumanity is made endurable by the vitality and emotional range of the writing. In one truly remarkable chapter, a parody of an anthropological treatise, Solzhenitsyn achieves new heights of sardonic wit. In the final section the music changes, and he provides a magnificent coda on the possibilities of redemption and purification through suffering.

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