Kolyma Stories Kolyma Stories

Kolyma Stories

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Publisher Description

A masterpiece of 20th-century Russian literature—now in its first complete English translation

“One of the greatest Russian writers of short stories” chronicles life in a Soviet gulag, drawing on his own years in a USSR prison camp and laying bare the perils of totalitarianism (Financial Times).

Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, an epic array of short fictional tales reflecting the fifteen years that Varlam Shalamov spent in the Soviet Gulag. This is the first of two volumes (the second to appear in 2019) that together will constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov’s stories and the only one to be based on the authorized Russian text. 

Shalamov spent six years as a slave in the gold mines of Kolyma before finding a less intolerable life as a paramedic in the prison camps. He began writing his account of life in Kolyma after Stalin’s death in 1953. His stories are at once the biography of a rare survivor, a historical record of the Gulag, and a literary work of unparalleled creative power, insight, and conviction.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
12 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
768
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SIZE
3.5
MB

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