A quickly-promoted amateur in a world of pros, I was fast falling out of my depth - and the deft irony of this books prose was no match for my witlessness. This book probably acted as one of its precipitants. Who knows? But, three years later, recuperating from the last of my fatal plummets, I met Fred.
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A quickly-promoted amateur in a world of pros, I was fast falling out of my depth - and the deft irony of this books prose was no match for my witlessness.
This book probably acted as one of its precipitants. Who knows? But, three years later, recuperating from the last of my fatal plummets, I met Fred. Fred was a disproportionately effusive returner of favours, like me. And, like me, he was I began ploughing through this book in the dreary and climacteric era of my workplace coming of age. And, like me, he was bipolar. So, working half-days then, I enlisted his help.
Most of the guys bad-mouthed him, but I was by then a Christian, so avoided their game. In fact, I opened up to Fred, and confided to him that I needed to find something for my wife and asked him, a trained expert in such things, to help find it. He did more than that. Much more and it was so typically beautiful of Fred He brought me in one of his spares from home and GAVE it to me.
I was understandably floored. Next morning, working from home, I spotted this book on our piano. Fred - veteran as I was of tragic falls into his own gulags from official grace - would surely appreciate it.
That afternoon when I arrived at work I placed it quietly on his desk. Was he fulsomely effusive in his thanks? Yep - you got it - just like I can be. You know, guys: I never would have finished my weary slog through these prolix chapters anyway, at that soul-stretching time of drastic downsizing in our organization. And me in the state I was then. Books are expensive. And inflation keeps shrinking my pension in real terms. For a kid-at-heart like Fred, that day: To see his big face light up in garish gratitude like the Times Square Christmas Tree?!
O Arquipélago Gulag
Structure[ edit ] Structurally, the text comprises seven sections divided in most printed editions into three volumes: parts 1—2, parts 3—4, and parts 5—7. At one level, the Gulag Archipelago traces the history of the system of forced labor camps that existed in the Soviet Union from to Solzhenitsyn begins with V. Note 1 The book then describes and discusses the waves of purges and the assembling of show trials in the context of the development of the greater Gulag system; Solzhenitsyn gives particular attention to its purposive legal and bureaucratic development.
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Arquipélago de Gulag
The Gulag Archipelago in three volumes