The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum. A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in and grew up in Rostov-on-Don.
The writer was stunned by the response:. But it was difficult to hit upon a method of shaping the huge mass of material that kept arriving in unplanned, unpredictable, and disorganized fashion. Every bit of information that had managed to survive needed to be accepted, and a way had to be found to determine the appropriate place for each episode. That was exactly what happened in this case:. What was the result of melting down those heavy cast-iron fragments?
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