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The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

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ISBN10 : 0062941631

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 704

Category : History

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Book Summary: “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY” —Time Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum. “The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan “It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New Yorker “Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

Author : Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 0062941666

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 752

Category : History

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Book Summary: “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY” —Time Volume 2 of the Nobel Prize-winner’s towering masterpiece: the story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for nearly a decade. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum. “The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan “It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New Yorker “Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3

Author : Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 0062941690

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 608

Category : History

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Book Summary: “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY” —Time Volume 3 of the Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece: Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum. “The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan “It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, New Yorker “Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

Gulag

Author : Anne Applebaum

ISBN10 : 0307426122

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 736

Category : History

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Book Summary: In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost. The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. Applebaum intimately re-creates what life was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

Cancer Ward

Author : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 1466839600

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 544

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.

Maps of Meaning

Author : Jordan B. Peterson

ISBN10 : 1135961743

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 564

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Life in Stalin's Soviet Union

Author : Kees Boterbloem

ISBN10 : 147428549X

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 264

Category : History

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Book Summary: Life in Stalin's Soviet Union is a collaborative work in which some of the leading scholars in the field shed light on various aspects of daily life for Soviet citizens. Split into three parts which focus on 'Food, Health and Leisure', the 'Lived Experience' and 'Religion and Ideology', the book is comprised of chapters covering a range of important subjects, including: * Food * Health and Housing * Sex and Gender * Education * Religion (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) * Sport and Leisure * Festivals There is detailed analysis of urban and rural life, as well as explorations of life in the gulag, life as a peasant, life in the military and what it was like to be disabled in Stalin's Russia. The book also engages with the wider Soviet Union wherever possible to ensure the most in-depth discussion of life, in all its minutiae, under Stalin. This is a vitally important book for any student of Stalin's Russia keen to know more about the human history of this complex period of dictatorship.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Author : Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 0062941607

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 528

Category : History

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Book Summary: The searing record of four decades of terror and oppression distilled into one abridged volume Drawing on his own experiences before, during, and after his eleven years of incarceration and exile, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims, we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations. Yet we also witness astounding moral courage, the incorruptibility with which the occasional individual or a few scattered groups, all defenseless, endured brutality and degradation. Solzhenitsyn’s genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle.

The Cut Out Girl

Author : Bart van Es

ISBN10 : 0735222258

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER “The hidden gem of the year . . . Sensational and gripping, and shedding light on some of the most urgent issues of our time, this was our unanimous winner.” —Judges of the 2018 Costa Award The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland during World War II, who hides from the Nazis in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they were in all too well. The girl had been raised by her foster family as one of their own, but then, well after the war, there was a falling out, and they were no longer in touch. What was the girl's side of the story, Bart wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume Bart van Es's life, and change it. After some sleuthing, he learned that Lientje was now in her 80s and living in Amsterdam. Somewhat reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship, even a partnership. The Cut Out Girl braids together a powerful recreation of that intensely harrowing childhood story of Lientje's with the present-day account of Bart's efforts to piece that story together, including bringing some old ghosts back into the light. It is a story rich with contradictions. There is great bravery and generosity--first Lientje's parents, giving up their beloved daughter, and then the Dutch families who face great danger from the Nazi occupation for taking Lientje and other Jewish children in. And there are more mundane sacrifices a family under brutal occupation must make to provide for even the family they already have. But tidy Holland also must face a darker truth, namely that it was more cooperative in rounding up its Jews for the Nazis than any other Western European country; that is part of Lientje's story too. Her time in hiding was made much more terrifying by the energetic efforts of the local Dutch authorities, zealous accomplices in the mission of sending every Jew, man, woman and child, East to their extermination. And Lientje was not always particularly well treated, and sometimes, Bart learned, she was very badly treated indeed. The Cut Out Girl is an astonishment, a deeply moving reckoning with a young girl's struggle for survival during war, a story about the powerful love of foster families but also the powerful challenges, and about the ways our most painful experiences define us but also can be redefined, on a more honest level, even many years after the fact. A triumph of subtlety, decency and unflinching observation, The Cut Out Girl is a triumphant marriage of many keys of writing, ultimately blending them into an extraordinary new harmony, and a deeper truth.

TAMIL TIGRESS

Author : NIROMI DE SOYZA

ISBN10 : 8184983913

Publisher : MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Sri Lanka

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Book Summary: A story of a child soldier in Sri Lanka's bloody civil war. Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of 17, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend, Ajanthi, also aged 17. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families, the teenagers had become part of the Tamil Tigers' first female contingent. Equipped with little more than a rifle and a cyanide capsule, Niromi's group managed to survive on their wits in the jungle, facing not only the perils of war but starvation, illness and growing internal tensions among the militant Tigers. And then events erupted in ways that she could no longer bear. How was it that this well-educated, mixed-race, middle-class girl from a respectable family came to be fighting with the Tamil Tigers?

In the First Circle

Author : Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 0062194887

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 784

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The thrilling cold war masterwork by the nobel prize winner, published in full for the first time Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state—or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps . . . and almost certain death. First written between 1955 and 1958, In the First Circle is Solzhenitsyn's fiction masterpiece. In order to pass through Soviet censors, many essential scenes—including nine full chapters—were cut or altered before it was published in a hastily translated English edition in 1968. Now with the help of the author's most trusted translator, Harry T. Willetts, here for the first time is the complete, definitive English edition of Solzhenitsyn's powerful and magnificent classic.

The Gulag Archipelago

Author : Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 6023916821

Publisher : DIVA PRESS

Number of Pages : 822

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Selama bertahun-tahun saya merasakan hati ini berat untuk menerbitkan buku yang sudah lama selesai ini: Kewajiban saya kepada mereka yang masih hidup telah melebihi beban kewajiban saya kepada mereka yang sudah meninggal. Namun sekarang ketika Badan Keamanan Negara telah menyita salah satu salinan buku itu, saya tidak punya alternatif lagi selain menerbitkannya sesegera mungkin. Di dalam buku ini, tidak ada tokoh fiktif, maupun kejadian fiktif. Semua pelaku dan tempat disebut nama-namanya sesuai aslinya. Apabila mereka ditulis dalam bentuk inisial dan bukannya nama lengkap, maka itu demi melindungi mereka. Apabila tidak ada sama sekali nama yang disebut, maka itu hanya karena ingatan penulis sebagai manusia sudah gagal untuk mempertahankan nama-nama mereka. Namun semua yang ditulis di sini sungguh-sungguh terjadi. —Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship

Author : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 1351522485

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 132

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: The subject of Detente, Democracy and Dictatorship has been with us since the breakdown of the Cold War and the termination of the Soviet system, indeed, if not since the origins of Bolshevism. No more vigorous critic of the uneasy co-existence of democracy and dictatorship exists than the greatest writer that the Soviet era of Russian history produced, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.This third edition is based on major addresses, especially aimed at Americans, delivered in 1975 in Washington, D.C. and New York, and again, in 1978, at Harvard University in Cambridge, all on the subject of detente, democracy and dictatorship. It also includes Solzhenitsyn's final 2007 interview with the German publication Der Spiegel.These major statements are brilliant and forthright comment on the risks of confusing ideology with diplomacy. But more than that, they summarize the Soviet debacle, the theoretical underpinnings, and distill Solzhenitsyn's multi-volumed masterpiece, the Gulag Archipelago.

November 1916: A Novel

Author : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 0374712131

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 1040

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly unmarked by seismic events, but beneath the surface, society seethed fiercely. In Petrograd, luxury-store windows are still brightly lit; the Duma debates the monarchy, the course of war, and clashing paths to reform; the workers in the miserable munitions factories veer increasingly toward sedition. At the front all is stalemate except for sudden death's capricious visits, while in the countryside sullen anxiety among hard-pressed farmers is rapidly replacing patriotism. In Zurich, Lenin, with the smallest of all revolutionary groups, plots his sinister logistical miracle. With masterly and moving empathy, through the eyes of both historical and fictional protagonists, Solzhenitsyn unforgettably transports us to that time and place--the last of pre-Soviet Russia. Translated by H.T. Willetts. November 1916 is the second volume in Solzhenitsyn's multi-part work, the Red Wheel, following August 1914. The final volumes will deal with March and April of 1917. Each volume concentrates on a historical turning point, or "knot," as the wheel rolls on inexorably toward revolution.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Author : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 1466839414

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, it graphically describes his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression. An unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin's forced work camps, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is one of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union and confirms Solzhenitsyn's stature as "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dosotevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy"--Harrison Salisbury This unexpurgated 1991 translation by H. T. Willetts is the only authorized edition available and fully captures the power and beauty of the original Russian.

Gulag

Author : Solzhenitsyn

ISBN10 : 6022914515

Publisher : Bentang Pustaka

Number of Pages : 600

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Gulag adalah neraka bagi rakyat Uni Sovyet di bawah kekuasaan Stalin yang tersembunyi dari mata dunia. Tak seorang pun mampu luput darinya, termasuk pemuka agama, wanita, bahkan anak-anak. Dengan gaya bertutur yang tangkas dan lincah, kadang berbau satiris, Solzhenitsyn menuturkan operasi penangkapan, kamp kerja paksa, suasana batin dan derita fisik para tahanan, dan orang-orang yang secara mengejutkan memiliki keteguhan moral menghadapi penindasan dan penyiksaan, serta kehidupan di pengasingan. Solzhenitsyn lebih menekankan aspek moral dari persoalan yang diangkatnya ini. Pengungkapan kekejaman dan keculasan yang dilakukan sebuah rezim penguasa tidak cukup hanya dipandang sebagai masalah politik, tetapi juga merupakan masalah moral yang mengantarkan pembaca pada pertanyaan-pertanyaan mendasar tentang sifat manusia sendiri: apakah manusia pada dasarnya memang jahat? Ataukah baik? Dan mungkin yang paling penting: mengapa manusia sering kali tidak mampu menentang kejahatan yang terjad di depan matanya sendiri? Melalui versi ringkas The Gulag Archipelago ini, Solzhenitsyn sekali lagi membuktikan bahwa kekuasaan pemerintah memang mampu melakukan berbagai bentuk kekejaman kepada manusia, fisik maupun mental, tapi tidak akan pernah bisa benar-benar memadamkan semangat manusia. [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Novel Terjemahan, Sosial, Politik, Dewasa, Indonesia]

Between Exile and Asylum

Author : P. Matvejevic

ISBN10 : 9789639241855

Publisher : Central European University Press

Number of Pages : 226

Category : History

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Book Summary: "A collection of letters, written by a most extraordinary and yet typical representative of the East European intelligentsia, sent from Moscow, Mostar, and more recently Paris and Rome, where the author has lived since leaving war-torn Bosnia." "Matvejevic first went to the USSR in 1972, as a guest of the Writers' Union, and described to his father the land that Matvejevic senior had not seen since leaving Odessa in 1921 (and that he would never see again in his lifetime). He chronicles the dissolution of the USSR, its final twenty years of existence, from the unique vantage point of a semi-insider - a half-Russian, non-aligned (Yugoslav) dissident intellectual rooted in the public debates and artistic life of both Western, Eastern and Central Europe. This story, moreover, parallels the simultaneous dissolution of Yugoslavia, to which the narrator refers increasingly as the book nears its end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

French Intellectuals Against the Left

Author : Michael Scott Christofferson

ISBN10 : 1782389741

Publisher : Berghahn Books

Number of Pages : 306

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: In the latter half of the 1970s, the French intellectual Left denounced communism, Marxism, and revolutionary politics through a critique of left-wing totalitarianism that paved the way for today's postmodern, liberal, and moderate republican political options. Contrary to the dominant understanding of the critique of totalitarianism as an abrupt rupture induced by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Christofferson argues that French anti-totalitarianism was the culmination of direct-democratic critiques of communism and revisions of the revolutionary project after 1956. The author's focus on the direct-democratic politics of French intellectuals offers an important alternative to recent histories that seek to explain the course of French intellectual politics by France's apparent lack of a liberal tradition.

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

Author : Barbara Martin

ISBN10 : 135010681X

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 312

Category : History

Viewed : 1870

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Book Summary: How was it possible to write history in the Soviet Union, under strict state control and without access to archives? What methods of research did these 'historians' - be they academic, that is based at formal institutions, or independent - rely on? And how was their work influenced by their complex and shifting relationships with the state? To answer these questions, Barbara Martin here tracks the careers of four bold and important dissidents: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Roy Medvedev, Aleksandr Nekrich and Anton Antonov-Ovseenko. Based on extensive archival research and interviews (with some of the authors themselves, as well as those close to them), the result is a nuanced and very necessary history of Soviet dissident history writing, from the relative liberalisation of de-Stalinisation through increasing repression and persecution in the Brezhnev era to liberalisation once more during perestroika. In the process Martin sheds light onto late Soviet society and its relationship with the state, as well as the ways in which this dissidence participated in weakening the Soviet regime during Perestroika. This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.

Criminal Subculture in the Gulag

Author : Mark Vincent

ISBN10 : 1350142735

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 240

Category : History

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Book Summary: Despite growing academic interest in the Gulag, our knowledge of the camps as a lived experience remains relatively incomplete. Criminal Subculture in the Gulag, in its sophisticated analysis of crime, punishment and everyday life in Soviet labour camps, rectifies this. From Gulag journals and song collections to tattoo drawings and dictionaries of slang, Mark Vincent draws on often-overlooked archival material from the Moscow Criminological Bureau to reconstruct a fuller picture of Gulag daily life and society. In thematic chapters, Vincent maps the Gulag 'penal arc' of prisoners across initiation tests, means of communication, the importance of card playing, punishment rituals and the notorious 1948-52 cyka ('bitches') internal prison war between military veterans and vory-v-zakone. Most importantly, this timely examination of crime and punishment in modern Russia also highlights the lines of continuity between the Gulag systems, late Imperial Katorga,and today's Russian mafia. As such, this impressively interdisciplinary volume is important reading for all scholars of 20th-century Russia as well as those interested in international criminality and penology.