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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. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in Physics and Mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain.

In , however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and summarily sentenced to eight years in forced labour camps, followed by internal exile.

In he formally rehabilitated, and settled down to teaching and writing, in Ryazan and Moscow. In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in his citizenship was revoked and he was expelled from the Soviet Union.

He settled in Vermont and worked on his great historical cycle The Red Wheel. In , with the fall of Soviet Communism, his citizenship was restored and four years later he returned to settle in Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died in August For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

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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. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in Physics and Mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain. In , however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and summarily sentenced to eight years in forced labour camps, followed by internal exile.

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It was first published in , followed by an English translation the following year. It covers life in what is often known as the Gulag , the Communist Soviet forced labour camp system, through a narrative constructed from various sources including reports, interviews, statements, diaries, legal documents, and Solzhenitsyn's own experience as a Gulag prisoner. Following its publication, the book initially circulated in samizdat underground publication in the Soviet Union until its appearance in the literary journal Novy Mir in , in which a third of the work was published in three issues. An abridged fiftieth anniversary edition was released on 1 November with a new foreword by Jordan Peterson. Structurally, the text comprises seven sections divided in most printed editions into three volumes: parts 1—2, parts 3—4, and parts 5—7. At one level, the Gulag Archipelago traces the history of the system of forced labor camps that existed in the Soviet Union from to

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Wilson T. Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson to write the foreword to a reprint of the s classic The Gulag Archipelago? Last year, Vintage Classics a division of Penguin U. The monumental book about the Communist Soviet forced labour camp system has been republished and reprinted multiple times and translated into many languages. Why did Vintage Classics ask Peterson, who is a professor of psychology based at the University of Toronto, to write the intro? And why did he actually write it? Peterson has no training in the study of the Gulag or in Russian history.

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