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Архипелаг ГУЛАГ, 1918-1956Drawing On His Own Incarceration And Exile, As Well As On Evidence From Than 200 Fellow Prisoners And Soviet Archives, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn Reveals The Entire Apparatus Of Soviet Repression The State Within The State That Ruled All Powerfully Through Truly Shakespearean Portraits Of Its Victims Men, Women, And Children We Encounter Secret Police Operations, Labor Camps And Prisons The Uprooting Or Extermination Of Whole Populations, The Welcome That Awaited Russian Soldiers Who Had Been German Prisoners Of War Yet We Also Witness The Astounding Moral Courage Of The Incorruptible, Who, Defenseless, Endured Great Brutality And Degradation The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956 A Grisly Indictment Of A Regime, Fashioned Here Into A Veritable Literary Miracle Has Now Been Updated With A New Introduction That Includes The Fall Of The Soviet Union And Solzhenitsyn S Move Back To Russia.

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  • Paperback
  • 472 pages
  • Архипелаг ГУЛАГ, 1918-1956
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 9780060007768

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About the Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

was a Soviet and Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian Through his writings he helped to make the world aware of the Gulag, the Soviet Union s forced labor camp system particularly The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best known works Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970 He was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974 and returned to Russia in 1994 Solzhenitsyn was the father of Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a conductor and pianist.AKA

10 thoughts on “Архипелаг ГУЛАГ, 1918-1956

  1. says:

    Solzhenitsyn systematically goes through the horrors of the Soviet slave labour camps, one of the blackest chapters in world history I read this book as a teenager, not long after it came out, and I was appalled that my parents had presented the Soviet Union as anything other than a monstrosity For some reason, leftist people wouldn t properly admit it for a long time I still can t quite understand why If you feel any shadow of sympathy for Soviet Russia, read Solzhenitsyn and you will be cured One of the first myths he explodes is that it was all Stalin s fault, and that Lenin was basically a good guy Lenin just happened to die early, so it wasn t as obvious that he was equally to blame Solzhenitsyn recounts a comparatively minor and unknown incident from the revolution, where Lenin brutally orders some railway workers to be executed for not fu...

  2. says:

    I can not in clear conscience say that I really like a book about Soviet Gulags To be honest, I repeatedly reached my limit of emotional energy The story of any one of the 20 million people directly affected would have impact.Oh, rig...

  3. says:

    I read this in 1974 in a bad situation in my life This put a bad situation in America in a totally new light I wish Americans would listen and have listened to Solzhenitsyn.Update I don t know how many of you have followed thediscussion that has been going on here but it inspired me to extend this review a little The above is the original review in which I simply urged people to read the book for themselves as it has much to say and is applicable in many ways to events happening now.The book traces the history of the Soviet Gulag and then the willing refusal to look at the Gulag system that went on till the 80s well after the book s publication.I still recommend this book I doubt anyone will have trouble seeing the resemblance between the Gulags and the Concentration Camps of the Third Reichunless of course by willful ignorance There has also been a suggestion that Solzhenitsyn was antisemitic This apparently came from the contr...

  4. says:

    Given its historical importance, I fully expected that The Gulag Archipelago would be a lofty read What I didn t expect was that it works so well as a story Instead of being a straight history book, Gulag lies somewhere between journalism and history, and Solzhenitsyn s narrative voice is familiar and engaging The book feels less like a history lesson, and like a conversation with a goo...

  5. says:

    One of my all time favorites.One of the accounts from the book that still makes me laugh you read that right, though I shouldn t really is A political meeting was going on with about 1000 2000 people present in the hall somewhere in USSR I can t recall the exact location and time of the event Now the desiderata for survival in Stalin era was that everyone should stand up and clap their hands furiously at the mention of his name, and you don t want to be the one to stop clapping first This might suggest that you oppose Comrade Stalin how dare you, O ye of feeble bourgeois mentality So, at this assembly someone inevitably mentioned Stalin s name Right at that exact moment the whole congregation stood up and began to clap without forgetting to put a beaming stupid smile on their faces Now you can t be sure that if Cheka agents are watching you at that moment or not And over, you cannot stop clapping before your neighbor does, as he she might inform on you So this went on for 8 minutes I tried clapping for 10 seconds myself and came to the conclusio...

  6. says:

    A bleak and unremittingly grim account of the gulags between 1918 and 1956, narrative history rather than Solzhenitsyn s usual literary voice There are occasional flashes of hope and redemption, but these are few Solzhenitsyn provides a historical account reasoning through the state s decision making process and covering all the process of prison and exile from arrest to release not so many reached release There are detailed descriptions of the food, interrogations, torture, sanitary arrangements, travel, weather, clothing, the guards, stool pigeons, the daily work, rebellions, hunger strikes, executions, cells, relationships between the sexes and exile It is comprehensive and Solzhenitsyn does not spare the reader He also outlines some of the policies which led to the gulags, the architects of them primarily Lenin and Stalin and provides some estimates of the death toll generally from the gulags, starvation and land clearance figures are in the tens of millions all told It is an indictment of what Lenin and Stalin made of Marx in the Russian situation and some of the logical inconsistencies in the system you achieve the withering away of the state by making it bigger The whole th...

  7. says:

    Each of us is a center of the Universe, and that Universe is shattered when they hiss at you You are under arrest So Solzhenitsyn s journey into the gulag began in 1945 where he spent eight years This is a personal history by a survivor of the false arrest, the long prison sentence, the brutal dehumanizing treatment that sends shivers up the spine Solzhenitsyn also reports the experiences of many others Each report is heartfelt Solzhenitsyn changed history by once and for all undermining the mythical image of the Soviet Communist Party as a party for the workers He convincingly exposed the brutality and hypocrisy of the Soviet system under Lenin, Stalin and after It begins with the arrest for a few critical words, or having a friend who uttered them, or not turning in your friend, or just to fill a quota Such is the job of the bluecaps, the SMERSH, the apparatchiks of the State Security system, the interrogators whose job it is to get confessions Their job is not to determine guilt or innocence That is irrelevant Their instructions are clear Stalin has enemies You must deliver them If you do the rewards are great If you don t you will be gone This is how the gulags were filled Perhaps most surprising is how effective the secrecy was The average Soviet citizen knew people were watched and arrested or disappeared, but were ignorant of the scope Many in the West were taken in by Soviet propaganda While Stalin s purges in the late thirties unsettled some admirers in the W...

  8. says:

    Own only what you can always carry with you know languages, know countries, know people Let your memory be your travel bag.Soljen tsin H livros que nunca deveriam ter sido escritos, mas que devem ser lidos Uma obra e um homem por tr s dela surpreendentes Soljen tsin dedicou se a escrev la a partir de 1965, num lugar secreto na Est nia Durante dois invernos seguidos 65 dias no primeiro e 81 no segundo escreveu, escreveu e s escreveu Sozinho, sem vizinhos, cheio de precau es e com pouco mais do que alguma lenha e comida que ca ava, f lo em mem ria de todos os torturados e mortos no Gulag extraordin ria a resili ncia do autor n o s por ter sobrevivido aos campos de trabalho corretivo e a um tumor canceroso quando era ainda prisioneiro , mas tb por se propor a reviver e a sentir novamente a dor das atrocidades A partir da sua experi ncia e principalmente do testemunho de 227 pessoas, que lhe chegaram em forma de relatos , recorda es e cartas , criou um extenso livro de Hist ria , de mem rias pessoais , de reflex o pol tica e filos fi...

  9. says:

    They have tightly bound my body, but my soul is beyond their power Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s The Gulag Archipelago is probably the greatest and most disturbing account of human rights v...

  10. says:

    I view people that cling to the tenets of communism the same way I view Holocaust deniers From the Bolsheviks of 1917 to the turmoil in Venezuela of 2017 Communism is as Churchill said the equal sharing of misery The pages of Solzhenitsyn s Nobel Prize winning masterpiece are full of misery Solzhenitsyn paints a picture for the na ve westerner of the backbone and main pillar of Soviet Socialism The gulag The purpose of the network of gulags in the Soviet Union is to 1 Intimidate the masses so that they dwell in a constant state of fear and 2 To provide the nation state with an endless supply of slave labor From the pages of this book you will learn that communism is probably the cruelest form of government in the history of humankind Solzhenitsyn s writing is first hand He was imprisoned for 8 years after being accused of writing letters that were critical of Stalin He wrote these letters while serving in the Red Army during WWII Being able to tell his story and that of his fellow zeks convicts was the motivation used by Solzhenitsyn to survive a brutal prison system designed to systematically kill it s inhabitants His writing style is angry and he uses sarcasm to...

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