The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, Vol. 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, I-II
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: August 2011
Duration: 25 hours 58 minutes
In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn 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.
This first volume involves us in the innocent victim’s arrest and preliminary detention and the stages by which he is transferred across the breadth of the Soviet Union to his ultimate destination: the hard labor camp.
Time Magazine Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century. National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century.