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Архипелаг ГУЛАГ Arhipelag GULAG 1918 1956

Drawing on his own incarceration and exile as well as on evidence from than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression the state within the state that ruled all powerfully Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its vict. 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 Americans would listen and have listened to SolzhenitsynUpdate 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 nowThe book traces the history of the Soviet Gulag and then the willing refusal to look at the Gulag system that went on till the 80s well after the book s publicationI still recommend this book I doubt anyone will have trouble seeing the resemblance between the Gulags and the Concentration Camps of the Third Reichunless of course by willful ignorance There has also been a suggestion that Solzhenitsyn was antisemitic This apparently came from the controversy over his book Two Hundred Years Together where he says that some Jews were as much perpetrators as victims in Russia I can t take a stand on this but so far as I can see it s not antisemitism it s simply part of the book It was intended to be a comprehensive history of Jews in RussiaSo far as THIS book goes I still recommend it and suggest as I do about all books that it be approached while thinking

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Defenseless endured great brutality and degradation The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 a grisly indictment of a regime fashioned here into a veritable literary miracle has now been updated with a new introduction that includes the fall of the Soviet Union and Solzhenitsyn's move back to Russia. 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 arrangements travel weather clothing the guards stool pigeons the daily work rebellions hunger strikes executions cells relationships between the sexes and exile It is comprehensive and Solzhenitsyn does not spare the reader He also outlines some of the policies which led to the gulags the architects of them primarily Lenin and Stalin and provides some estimates of the death toll generally from the gulags starvation and land clearance figures are in the tens of millions all told It is an indictment of what Lenin and Stalin made of Marx in the Russian situation and some of the logical inconsistencies in the system you achieve the withering away of the state by making it bigger The whole thing is a testament to the fortitude of the human spirit There are occasional flashes of humour the party meeting where no one wants to be the first to stop clapping and so it goes on for over 8 minutes springs to mind The book is of historical importance placing the origins of the gulag with Lenin rather than Stalin he just exploited and perfected it It is a must read and there isn t a lot to say Anyone who wants to understand Soviet history has to read this Intensive Care you achieve the withering away of the state by making it bigger The whole thing is a testament to the fortitude of the human spirit There are occasional flashes of humour the party meeting where no one wants to be the first to stop clapping and so it goes on for over 8 minutes springs to mind The book is of historical importance placing the origins of the gulag with Lenin rather than Stalin he just exploited and perfected it It is a must read and there isn t a lot to say Anyone who wants to understand Soviet history has to read this

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Ims men women and children we encounter secret police operations 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 the astounding moral courage of the incorruptible who. 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 like a conversation with a good friend who knows how to put together and express an interesting important heartbreaking and unforgettable story A narrative about the Soviet prison camps seems like it would be so weighty as to be unreadable but Solzhenitsyn makes it surprisingly palatable It s uite refreshing when you read a classic for the first time and instantly understand where all the hype came from


10 thoughts on “Архипелаг ГУЛАГ Arhipelag GULAG 1918 1956

  1. says:

    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'

  2. says:

    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 impactOh right He tried that first One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich In a lot of ways this a respo

  3. says:

    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 Americans would listen and have listened to SolzhenitsynUpdate I don't know how many of you have followed thediscussi

  4. says:

    I began ploughing through this book in the dreary and climacteric era of my workplace coming of age A uickly promoted amateur in a world of pros I was fast falling out of my depth and the deft irony of this book’s prose was no match for my witlessness This book probably acted as one of its precipitants Who knows?But three years

  5. says:

    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 like a conversation with a good friend who knows how to pu

  6. says:

    One of my all time favoritesOne of the accounts from the book that still makes me laugh you read that right though I shouldn't really

  7. says:

    “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 perso

  8. says:

    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 d

  9. says:

    This is a wonderful book but like many Russian authors Solzhenitsyn goes on too long too often and all the excess verbiage takes away rather than adds to the enjoyment and understanding of the book However this does not mean that some idiot librarian has the right to decide that all seven I think it was 7 volume

  10. says:

    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

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