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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation
By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Pages: 512
Published: 1973
Genre(s): History
Russia
Politics
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1970)
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The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn’s attempt to compile a literary-historical record of the vast system of prisons and labor camps that came into being shortly after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917 and that underwent an enormous expansion during the rule of Stalin from 1924 to 1953. Various sections of the three volumes describe the arrest, interrogation, conviction,...

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1987, I had a job that was waiting for a project to begin and I was told to keep busy....for 4 months I read the Russian greats, back-to-back, hour after hour, day after day AND GOT PAID for it!!!

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