28.12.11

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

Steve King on the first of a three-volume memoir
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, Vol.1
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, Vol.2
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, Vol.3

Steve King on the first volume of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago: 'The first volume of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago was published in Paris on this day in 1973. The writing of the book was surrounded by a swirl of author secrecy and secret police snooping; when a typist was tortured into revealing the whereabouts of one copy of the manuscript and driven to suicide over guilt for doing so, Solzhenitsyn felt compelled to publish.' [Read More]

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