Book covers for Gulag Archipelago
Crime & punishment, History, Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr, Writers

Book review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1974)

Book review – The Gulag Archipelago – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [pub. 1974] The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is an account of the Soviet Union's forced labour camp system. Apart from the prominence of ice and snow you probably think that it wouldn't make ideal Christmas reading. But let me give you three reasons why you… Continue reading Book review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1974)

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Anna Karenina, Tolstoy, Leo, Worst couples in literature, Writers

11 worst couples in literature: Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina

No. 6.  Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina Spoiler alert! OK - so your husband is as dull as a potato and Count Vronsky is handsome, charming and passionate. But you're in Russia and look at the calendar - it's 1873. This is not a relationship with good prospects. For Vronsky: Anna will… Continue reading 11 worst couples in literature: Anna Karenina and Alexei Vronsky from Anna Karenina