The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-56

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1843430851

Category: Authors, Russian

Page: 472

View: 5475


The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power. This edition has been abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation.

Reframing Corporate Governance

Company Law Beyond Law and Economics

Author: Javier Reyes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785361058


Page: 256

View: 5219


This stimulating book offers an astute analysis of corporate governance from both a historical and a philosophical point of view. Exploring how the modern corporation developed, from Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages up to the present day, Javier Reyes identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream theory of the firm as put forward by the law and economics school of thought.


The Sights, Sounds and Ideas of a Brilliant Decade

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nineteen seventies

Page: 472

View: 1788


When people think of culture in the 1970s they usually conjure up a confetti of kitsch, a jumble of disposable trash in which pet rocks vie for space with the Partridge Family to the tune of the Bay City Rollers. It was, so the received wisdom goes, the decade that taste forgot, a cultural wasteland compared to the decade that preceded it or those that have followed it. Not so, as Howard Sounes argues brilliantly and convincingly in this breathtaking tour of a decade's cultural endeavour. The 1970s may have had flares and big hair, but it also had Martin Scorsese, Lou Reed, David Hockney, Iris Murdoch, Jack Nicholson, David Bowie, John Updike, Diane Arbus, Monty Python, Richard Rogers -- and, of course, Snoopy. Weaving the stories of these and many other key figures together in a mesmerising and compelling mosaic, Howard Sounes shows why their contributions had such resonance at the time and why they still retain their cachet now. In doing so he completely re-invents the reputation of a decade, revealing the 1970s to be far richer and more significant in the shaping of the twenty-first-century world than we could have imagined.

Contemporary World Writers

Author: Susan Bassnett,Tracy

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

View: 9484


Contains biographical and bibliographical "information on some 340 living writers from over 60 countries whose work has, at least in part, been translated into English."--Preface, p. vii.