Book Reviews of The Gulag Archipelago, Two: 1918-1956, An Experiment in Literary Investigation Parts 3 and 4

The Gulag Archipelago, Two: 1918-1956, An Experiment in Literary Investigation Parts 3 and 4
The Gulag Archipelago Two 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation Parts 3 and 4
Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
ISBN-13: 9780060139117
ISBN-10: 0060139110
Publication Date: 10/1975
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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What more can be said about the dread apparatus of Soviet repression than was said in the first volume of "The Gulag Archipelago?" There is much, much more.

Part III: The Destructive Labor Camps. Part IV: The Soul and Barbed Wire. Translated by Thomas P. Whitney. In this masterpiece, the author has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.
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great story, well told