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  • From: "Amy Goldring Tajalli" <agoldringtajalli@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Bksvol-discuss)
  • Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 22:42:05 +0000

 To any fans of Russian Literature:

Alexander Solzhenitsyn died today at the age of 89. I went and checked the Bookshare collection and only 4 of his books were listed and only one was a volume of The Gulag Archipelago, a three volume history of the Russian & Soviet Prison system.  If anyone would be interested in scanning the other two volumes, or other Books by him, especially the novels, I would be interested in validating them though both jobs will take time as most of his books are very long.

While I was looking I checked Michael Sholokhov's name and found only one of his books listed. I don't know how long it will take or if anyone would be interested in scanning his work but I would also be interested in validating them.  His works are available in paperback and I could scan them if I could get a decent copy.

The Gulags are very large books and I could not handle books that large and thick as a scanner. But I could work on any of the books to validate though these would all be a long project. Solzhenisyn was working on a "compendium" of his works which, considering his works, I assume to mean a "complete works" rather than a summarization of them, which would be virtually impossible even for him.

Any offers?


It if be now, 'tis not to come,
If it be not to come, it will be now,
If it be now now, Yet it will come.
The readiness is all.
Wm. Shakespeare

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