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Ходорковский, Михаил. Тюремные люди. Москва: Альпина, 2014. [Khodorkovsky, Mikhail. Prison people. Moscow: Al'pina, 2014]
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's succinct essays/short stories in the tradition of Shalamov and Solzhenitsyn about his encounters during the ten years spent in Russian prison and labor camps is not just about the inmates he met, and not just about the Russian penal system, but about Russian society as a whole, about humanity, good and evil, and survival.
Švetska, Jaroslav. Orwellův rok. Praha: Knihovna Libri prohibiti, 2013.
The first complete edition of the 1984 Czech samizdat publication which earned its author two years in prison. The beautiful edition includes many extras, including Orwellův čas, Švetska's reflection of the affair written after his immigration to Canada, reaction to Švetska's case from other Czech dissidents and intellectuals, correspondence, documents from the trial, and many illustrations.