Chapter Temi occidentali e loro variazioni russe nelle narrazioni letterarie sul Gulag: Ju. Margolin, V. Šalamov, Ju. Dombrovskij, A. Solženicyn
Testimonies about the Gulag use several recurring motives. Inspired by narratives of Western culture and their Russian counterparts such as hell or the fragmented body, these motives constitute a metatext on the rupture that the experience of the camp represents both in the life of the prisoner and in the “great text” of culture.