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The Gulag Archipelago Two: 1918-1956, An Experiment in Literary Investigation III-IV
The Gulag Archipelago Two 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation III-IV Author:Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn In "The Destrutive-Labor Camps," the first part of this volume, we experience the terrible plight of the working prisoners, the cruelty and caprice of camp authorities, and the tragic fate of the women prisoners and the luckless children born to them. — This chronicle of humanity is made bearable by the vitality and emotional range of Solzhenitsy... more »n's writing that make his work on the "Archipelago" of Soviet repression one of the extraordinary literary events of our age..
"The Soul and Barbed Wire," the second part of this volume, is a magnificent statement of the possibilities of purification and redemption through suffering.
It was at the threshold of the camps that the first volume of GULAG left us. GULAG TWO takes us inside them.« less