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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume III

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume III, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn This third volume closes the massive and sprawling work by Solzhenitsyn on the gulag, and brings with it a certain melancholy sense of frustration and futility on the part of both the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume II

The Gulag Archipelago:  Volume II, by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn Like its predecessor, this volume contains two parts of the author’s sprawling saga about life in the Soviet gulags.  And while this book does not make for enjoyable reading in the sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago: Volume I

The Gulag Archipelago:  An Experiment In Literary Investigation:  Volume I, by Alexsandr I. Solzhenitsyn This book is without a doubt a classic, and it is one that I have been familiar with for a long time, but which I only … Continue reading

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This War Of Ours Is Never Done

One of the illusions of ordinary life is that good and evil are to be found entire, that there are some people that are all good and others that are all evil, that one can join causes and have no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stories And Prose Poems

Stories And Prose Poems, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn One of the qualities of Solzhenitsyn’s writings is that once you read a little bit of his work, which is true of me (reviews forthcoming) one wants to read more of it.  And … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn It is said that when this novel was published that it was a shock and a surprise, not least because it was published (in a redacted form) with the … Continue reading

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