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The Gulag Archipelago

  1. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged
    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    Harpercollins Publishing / Trade Paperback
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The Gulag Archipelago remains as the one of the most historically impressive works; first circulated by hand, it would eventually cause Solzhenitsyn to flee the country, and emphasize "Human Rights" to the world at large.Categorized as "an experiment in literary investigation", The Gulag Archipelago is comprised of Solzhenitsyn's own memories, as well as those of other camp inmates, official records and interviewees. A memorial to those who died in the camps, this work shows the historical truth of the Gulag, as well as the mark it left on society. 448 pages, softcover. Abridged version, authorized by the author.

  1. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 1 Unabridged
    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 1 Unabridged
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    HarperCollins / Trade Paperback
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The Gulag Archipelago remains as the one of the most historically impressive works; first circulated by hand, it would eventually cause Solzhenitsyn to flee the country, and emphasize "Human Rights" to the world at large. Categorized as "an experiment in literary investigation", The Gulag Archipelago is comprised of Solzhenitsyn's own memories, as well as those of other camp inmates, official records and interviewees. A memorial to those who died in the camps, this work shows the historical truth of the Gulag, as well as the mark it left on society.
The explosive first volume details Solzhenitzyn's arrest and interrogation, revealing the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society.

  1. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 2 Unabridged
    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 2 Unabridged
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    HarperCollins / Trade Paperback
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The Gulag Archipelago is comprised of Solzhenitsyn's own memories, as well as those of other camp inmates, official records and interviewees. A memorial to those who died in the camps, this work shows the historical truth of the Gulag, as well as the mark it left on society. "Volume Two is concerned with the daily life and death of the prisoners, among whom Solzhenitsyn spent eight years. Passionate and sharply ironic.Both a powerful chronicle of brutal abuses and at the same time a testament to the tensile strength of the human spirit." (from Newsweek)

  1. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 3 Unabridged
    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Volume 3 Unabridged
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    HarperPerennial / Trade Paperback
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The Gulag Archipelago is comprised of Solzhenitsyn's own memories, as well as those of other camp inmates, official records and interviewees. A memorial to those who died in the camps, this work shows the historical truth of the Gulag, as well as the mark it left on society. Volume 3, the final volume, is "an enthralling record of camp uprisings, of escapes, of defiance by individuals and groups of victims.In poignant closing chapters, [Solzhenitsyn] recalls his own resurrection from the house of the dead." (from the New Yorker)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

  1. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, John Bayley
    Random House / 1995 / Hardcover
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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich follows Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, known to his warders as S-854, through a brutally cold January day in a Stalinist work camp in Siberia. In this masterpiece of the literature of witness, not a word is wasted; not an incident is out of place; no moralizing sentiment impedes the author's absorption in his drama.

As readers, we are irresistibly drawn into Shukhov's search for warmth and his strategies to stave off hunger. We understand as if we were governed by those needs ourselves the intricate imperatives that define his relationships to both his fellow prisoners and his jailers.

  1. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    Alexander Solzhenitzyn
    New American Library / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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During World War II, a Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to 10 years in a Siberian labor camp. Nobel Prize-winning author Solzhenitsyn's fiction masterpiece tells the story of one man facing ultimate evil with patience, dignity, and strength. One of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. 208 pages, softcover from New American Library.

  1. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
    Random House / 1998 / Mass Paperback
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"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is beyond doubt the most startling work ever to have been published in the Soviet Union. A literary masterpiece, it is a revolutionary document that will affect the climate of life inside the Soviet Union. It is a pitiless and relentlessly told tale of forced labor camps under Stalin.

In the First Circle

  1. In the First Circle
    In the First Circle
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
    HarperCollins / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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When first published in 1968, a quarter of this book's content was cut due to Soviet censors; now Solzhenitsyn's most respected translator has completed the full, definitive text. "Systematically, Solzhenitzyn lays bare all the circles of Stalin's inferno, writing with power, insight, savage sarcasm, and even occasional humor,"---Saturday Review. 784 pages, softcover. HarperPerennial.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Biographies

  1. The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker
    The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker
    Daniel J. Mahoney
    St. Augustine's Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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Solzhenitsyn's moral witness illumined the nature of totalitarianism and helped to bring down Soviet communism. Nowadays one encounters a popular caricature of him as quasi-authoritarian, a ferocious nationalist, and a narrow-minded defender of Orthodoxy. Through a close reading of his writings, Mahoney sets the record straight. 256 pages, hardcover. St. Augustine's.

  1. Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, Revised and Updated Edition
    Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, Revised and Updated Edition
    Joseph Pearce
    Ignatius Press / Trade Paperback
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