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Kolyma stories. Volume one
Shalamov, Varlam, author.
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Kolymskie rasskazy. English
Publication Information:
New York : New York Review Books, [2018]
Physical Description:
xix, 741 pages : 21 cm.
"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 the 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 a rare survivor, a historical record of the Gulag, and literary work of unparalleled creative power, insight, and conviction"--Page 4 of cover.
General Note:
"Originally published in Russian in Sobranie sochineniĭ v 6 + I tomakh (Collector Works, vols. 1-7) by TERRA-Kniznyĭ klub in 2013"--Title page verso.
Book one: Kolyma stories -- Book two: The left bank -- Book three: The spade artist.
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