07 Jun 2013 Home » Books » The Gulag Archipelago The Gulag Archipelago Posted in Books By Editor On June 7, 2013 Get it at Amazon Dvorak describes it as a typical Russian book that depresses the reader. Written by the great Russian novelist, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. [NA 519] Related Comments By Robert I read the unabridged edition many years ago. A real eye-opener, and, yes, it is depressing to read. Please be aware that this is an abridged edition. Amazon states that this was done with the author’s ‘full co-operation’ whatever that means. (Solzhenitsyn was in his 80’s in 2003.) Even though it is long it is very, very interesting. It gives insights into how things were in Russia during the early to mid 1900’s. (maybe, sill today?) on June 8, 2013 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.