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BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY Time It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume authorized by BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY Time It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume authorized by the author Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.Drawing on his own experiences before, during and after his eleven years of incarceration and exile, on evidence provided by than 200 fellow prisoners, and on Soviet archives, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression, the state within the state that once ruled all powerfully with its creation by Lenin in 1918 Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims this man, that woman, that child we encounter the secret police operations, the 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 astounding moral courage, the incorruptibility with which the occasional individual or a few scattered groups, all defenseless, endured brutality and degradation And Solzhenitsyn s genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times George F Kennan Solzhenitsyn s masterpiece The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gulag A History, from the foreword


  • Title: The Gulag Archipelago Abridged An Experiment in Literary Investigation
  • Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • ISBN: 9780061253805
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich 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.



Comments The Gulag Archipelago Abridged An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Mike Lester

    I've worked at a lot of jobs over the course of my short life. Everything from bookstore clerk, supermarket stock room, painting designs on plates, script supervisor for a soap opera, picture framing, mortgage account manager, etc. Many of these jobs have brought me into contact with the public-at-large. I've heard a lot of complaints over the years--where's the fire roasted tomatoes?, what do you mean I can't get a refund without a receipt?, why don't you have the latest Eckhart Tolle book in? [...]


  • Manny

    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 cu [...]


  • Mike (the Paladin)

    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 more 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.T [...]


  • Mikey

    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 more like a conversation with a good friend who knows how to put together and express an interesting, important, heartbreaking, and unforg [...]


  • Lori

    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 more impact.Oh, right. He tried that first, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. In a lot of ways, this a response to critics and deniers of his earlier book.


  • Paul

    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 ar [...]


  • Veeral

    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. Now, you don't want to be the one to stop clapping first. Th [...]


  • Max

    “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 un [...]


  • Sean Wilson

    "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 violations and political oppression. Now I look around me and see other people stress over nothing, and am disgusted by their egotistical self-centeredness.


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  • Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ

    Apa yang harus saya ceritakan tentang buku ini? Tak ada--atau lebih tepatnya tak bisa. Buku ini harus dibaca sendiri.Nyaris tak ada buku yang bisa menyajikan teror semenggelisahkan buku ini. Banyak orang yang tersedu-sedan saat membaca buku tentang kekejaman holocaust seperti di buku Diary of Anne Frank atau Night. Tapi kalau mereka sudah membaca buku ini, mereka akan menangis guling-guling. Bercerita tentang kengerian kamp konsentrasi buat para "si penjahat malang" (baca: siapapun yang dianggap [...]


  • فهد الفهد

    أرخبيل الغولاغ أهمية هذا الكتاب لا تخفف ثقله، فلذا لا أنصح بقراءته إلا للمهتمين بالحالة السوفييتية، حيث يركز هذا الكتاب على الجانب الحقوقي فيها، متناولاً بالتفصيل الموجات الاعتقالية، أساليب التحقيق، القانون السوفييتي الذي كان على أساسه يخون الناس ويزج بهم في الغولاغ الره [...]


  • Paula M.

    Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.Soljenítsin Há livros que nunca deveriam ter sido escritos, mas que devem ser lidos. Uma obra e um homem por trás dela surpreendentes! Soljenítsin dedicou-se a escrevê-la a partir de 1965, num lugar secreto na Estónia. Durante dois invernos seguidos- 65 dias no primeiro e 81 no segundo- escreveu, escreveu e só escreveu. Sozinho, sem vizinhos, cheio de precauções e [...]


  • Sweetwilliam

    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 naïve 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 m [...]


  • Sarah ~

    أرخبيل غولاغ - ألكسندر سولجينيتسنيتناول هذا العمل : القمع (الإرهاب السياسي، تعسف السلطات . إلخ) في الإتحاد السوفييتي في الفترة ما بين عامي 1918 و1956.اعتقالات بالجملة وبدون إبداء أيّة أسباب، إعدام بدون محاكمة وأحكام بالسجن لمدد طويلة، واختفاء قسري، ومعتقلات العمل القسريإلخفي ه [...]


  • Amor Towles

    FIVE EXPANSIVE BOOKS SET IN CLOSE QUARTERS (#3)This summer, the Wall Street Journal asked me to pick five books I admired that were somehow reminiscent of A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. To that end, I wrote on five works in which the action is confined to a small space, but in which the reader somehow experiences the world. Here is #3:In 1945, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, an officer of the Russian army and recipient of the Order of the Red Star, was arrested for including criticisms of Stalin in his personal [...]


  • John Farebrother

    What can be said about this book (or books, it comes in three volumes) that hasn't already been said? As well as the inside story of Stalin's prison camp system, it's practically the author's autobiography, he spent so long in there (eight years, for criticising Stalin in a letter to a friend while fighting in the battle of Berlin) or campaigning against the system as a result of his experiences. The vastness of his work reflects the scale of the prison system, through which I've heard say up to [...]


  • Pandasurya

    Judul Buku : Gulag (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956)Penulis: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn Penerjemah: Akhmad SusantoPenyunting : M. MushthafaPenerbit : Bentang, YogyakartaOktober, 2004, xxvii+630 halamanMenguak Kamp Maut di Rusia“Tuhan selalu tahu penderitaan di muka bumi, tapi Dia belum pernah merasakannya” (Anatoly V. Silin, penyair Rusia)Sejarah tak pernah bisa ditulis dengan kata “seandainya”. Lebih dari 60 tahun yang lalu sekiranya dunia tak hanya membuka mata terhadap kekejaman Nazi J [...]


  • Owen

    The Gulag Archipelago was one of the most potent and touching books I have ever read. I laughed so I wouldn't cry. And on a roadway construction site at age 20, no less. I always list it any time someone asks for my favorite books, and it narrowly edges Homage to Catalonia for my favorite piece of non-fiction. It encompasses the absolute worst of human nature, the inconceivable tragedy of an intra-national genocide (for "security") on a greater scale than even the Holocaust, yet Solzhenitsyn is [...]


  • Gary

    One of the most monumental accounts of one of the cruellest ideologies of history,this book should be read by allLayer by layer Solzhenitsyn exposes the hideous system of imprisonment ,death and torture that he refers to as the 'Gulag Archipelago'He strips away that the misconception of the good Tsar Lenin betrayed by his evil heirs and exposes how it was Lenin and his henchmen who put into place the brutal totalitarianism , which would be inherited and continued by StalinIn fact the only thing [...]


  • Lucas Rodrigues

    I was primarily driven to this book as a result of my interest in the Soviet Union and in the misfortunes of actual communism. But I think that the right way to see this book is through its spiritual insights. The experience in camp had a deep impact in Solzhenitsyn. I believe that nobody can pass for such experience and don't be affected in some way. The discussion of this topic, in particular, was done in the chapters 1 ("Ascent") and 2 ("Or Corruption?") from the part IV of the book ("The Sou [...]


  • Adam

    I just finished the first two volumes (all I have) of this seven-volume work. I was skeptical at first of what he could actually fill so many pages with, but as it turns out, he doesn't even reach the work camps, which are the final destination of the entire system, the place one carries out the 5, 10, or 25 years of one's sentence in the 615 pages of the first two volumes. We go over the laws on whose account one is arrested, the process of the arrest itself, the interrogation process, the pris [...]


  • Greg

    I just read this author's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" and recalled reading "Gulag" at least 30 or more years ago. I found "Gulag" challenging, certainly and definitely frightening. But as I recall, "Gulag" was a far more visceral experience than "Denisovich", which was, to me, on the boring side. Perhaps Solzhenitsyn's intention was to write a shorter, more accessible book about the Russian prison system, and one can argue that yes, he achieved that goal.


  • Robert

    This will be a somewhat complex review because I am going to intertwine comments on Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago with the 20th anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.I'm reading The Gulag Archipelago right now and have just returned from a discussion of the dissolution of the Soviet Union conducted by five genuine experts: Former U.S. ambassadors and students of Soviet Affairs Tom Pickering, Mark Palmer and Arthur Hartman and veteran journalists Marvin Kalb and Ted Koppel.Let [...]


  • S.

    is this still on? is my connection still working?hello?I think the real mark of narcisscism is when your book review just carries on from the previous one, without any attempt made to actually characterize anything. that's why I don't have a thousand followers and could never break into top-100 in the US. I have to sit in my foreign country and cogitate over how my Tokyo style of writing (you know, the whole I-novel thing) is just superior. you wouldn't understand it's a Japanese thing.I have th [...]


  • George

    Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is an important, powerful book. If you are interested in 20th Century history or interested in the future of humanity - this book is required reading. Although this book played a significant role in the dissolution of the Soviet Union, its primary importance is the message it proclaims to the present and to the future. Its message transcends time and place: It reveals the weakness of human character and the strength of the human spirit. It demonstrates [...]


  • Nikki

    Gulag Archipelago is not a book I think you can really read for pleasure. It's heavy, heavy stuff, and it is -- to the best of anyone's ability -- non-fiction. It contains a lot of stark truths about Russia -- Stalin's Russia, and after -- and the conditions in the camps. We know plenty about the camps in Germany, and yet even now, decades after this book was published, I knew little about this.I could as easily shelve it as 'horror' as I could 'non-fiction' or 'history'.Despite that, it's not u [...]


  • Edward

    Πολλοί αναγνώστες το συγκρίνουν με τις Ιστορίες από την Κολιμά, του Βαρλαάμ Σαλάμοφ. Γεγονός είναι ότι πραγματεύονται το ίδιο θέμα, έχουν τον χαρακτήρα του βιβλίου-ντοκουμέντου, απόρρoια των προσωπικών βιωμάτων που φέρουν οι συγγραφείς από τη διαμονή τους στα στρατόπεδα ε [...]


  • رغد قاسم

    اعترف بأنني لم أكمله و مع هذا أعطيه اربع نجوم و فيما لو كنت مهتمة بالموضوع فاعتقد انني كنت سأمسحه خمس نجوم وصلت لمنتصف الكتاب بملل تام لان الموضوع و حكايات المعتقلين لا تهمني اضافة الى اننا كعراقيين نعرف الكثير من هَذِهِ القصص التي تبدو صادمة للبعض بينما هي لكثرة تكرارها عند [...]


  • Akaitsoti

    Για κάποιον που είναι ανίδεος για το τι μπορεί να συνέβαινε τότε θα πρέπει να γίνει Βίβλος αυτό το βιβλίο. Δεν ήταν τυχαία άλλωστε η απαγόρευσή του. Από εκεί και πέρα ομως για μένα ´ηταν σαν να διαβάζω πολλές πληροφορίες νούμερα ημερομηνίες μαζεμένες Not my kind of thing.


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