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Kolyma stories

Varlam Shalamov

Kolyma stories

by Varlam Shalamov

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political prisoners,
  • Kolyma (Concentration camp),
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVarlam Shalamov ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Donald Rayfield
    ContributionsRayfield, Donald, 1942- translator, writer of introduction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG3487.A592 K6413 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 741 pages
    Number of Pages741
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26967027M
    ISBN 101681372142
    ISBN 109781681372143
    LC Control Number2017046693
    OCLC/WorldCa994410583

      Varlam Shalamov (–) was a Russian writer, journalist, poet, and survivor of the Gulag. NYRB Classics publishes his Kolyma Stories, which, together with Sketches of the Criminal World, comprise the first complete English translation of all of Shalamov’s Kolyma writings. Donald Rayfield is an emeritus professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of : New York Review Books. "Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, an epic array of short fictional tales reflecting the fifteen year that Varlam Shalamov spent in the Soviet Gulag.

      T he 2, km-long Kolyma Highway in the far east of Russia is known as the Road of Bones because the thousands of gulag prisoners who died building it .   Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov, trans. by Donald Rayfield has an overall rating of Rave based on 3 book reviews.4/4(3).

    Kolyma Stories (Book): Shalamov, Varlam: 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 ) that together will constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov's stories and the only one. Building on his Kolyma Stories (), one-time prisoner Shalamov limns the hell that was the Soviet gulag.. The stories gathered here, apparently reportage with a light veneer of fiction to disguise names, open with their author chiding himself for being “thrilled by the ‘heroic’ figures of the criminal world,” adulation befitting an impressionable teenager.


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Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, composed of short fictional tales based on Russian writer Varlam Shalamov's fifteen years in the Gulag. This NYRB Classics edition (and an accompanying second volume Kolyma stories book in ) is the first Life in a Russian gulag, based on the author's own years in the Gulag, chronicled in an epic masterpiece/5.

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 ) that together will constitute the first complete English Kolyma stories book of Shalamov’s stories and the only one to be based on the authorized Russian : New York Review Books.

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 ) 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's memories are captured and memorialized in his Kolyma Tales, stories worthy of Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn. The stories are masterly written and must reading for students of Russia, past and present.

One person found this helpful/5(44). In —whether with Shalamov’s complicity or against his will is not certain—individual stories, and then the whole of the first book, Kolyma Stories, were leaked in the West and were published, first in émigré Russian journals, and then in German and French translation under the name Shalanov.4/5(32).

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 ) that together will constitute the first Kolyma stories book English translation of Shalamov's stories and the only one to be based on the authorized Russian text/5(31).

A masterpiece of Gulag literature, the complete Kolyma Stories is a thousand-page epic composed of short fictional tales based on Russian writer Varlam Shalamov's fifteen years in the Gulag. He spent six years as a slave in the gold mines of Kolyma, a far northeast region of the USSR and one of the coldest and most inhospitable places on earth, before finding a less intolerable life as a /5(31).

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 ) 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/5(30).

A masterpiece of Gulag literature, the complete Kolyma Stories is a thousand-page epic composed of short fictional tales based on Russian writer Varlam Shalamov's fifteen years in the Gulag.

Varlam Shalamov () was a Russian writer, poet, and survived 17 years of incarceration in the Gulag for speaking out against the Soviet Union. His collection of essays, Kolyma Tales, details his experiences under the Soviet government.

John Glad () was an American scholar who specialized in Russian taught Russian at the University of Brand: Penguin UK. A collection of short stories depicting the horrors of Soviet labor camps in far east Siberia; written by a survivor of Kolyma camps each story is based on a single episode from inside the camps, most of them absolutely shocking/5(88).

Kolyma Stories, a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, is 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 ) that together will constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov’s stories and the. It is difficult to read this book. Best to read it in short parts, those are individual stories and it is easy to return to the book from time to time.

There are variety of stories, stories full of senseless brutality followed by other stories with poetic nature observations, or prisoner’s ingenuity /5. Sketches of the Criminal World is the second of two volumes (the first, Kolyma Stories, was published by NYRB Classics in ) that together constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov’s stories and the only one to be based on the authorized Russian text.5/5(6).

Kolyma Tales is one of the most important sets of Russian short stories of this century. Varlam Shalamov, the author, provides a searing look at life in Stalin's forced labor system. The stories are well-translated by John Glad, who brings a greater audience to 5/5(5). 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 ) that together will constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov’s stories and the.

About Kolyma Tales It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the northeastern area of Siberia. Shalamov himself spent seventeen years there, and in these stories he vividly captures the lives of ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances, whose hopes and plans extended to further than a few hours.

Sharply observed stories, from the thin line between autobiography and fiction, of life inside the Gulag. Shalamov () sympathized with Trotsky, and his father had been an Orthodox priest. For both sins, he was packed off to the mines of Kolyma, in the far northeastern corner of Russia.

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 ) 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.

The Kolyma Tales Kolyma Tales is the name given to six collections of short stories by Russian author Varlam Shalamov, about labour camp life in the Soviet Union.

He began working on this book in and continued until. Books. Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales are among the most harrowing in all literature Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov reviewed.Kolyma Tales is a collection of short stories by Varlam Shalamov. He worked on the book while in a Russian labor camp between and An early version of the book was published in the United States inand the completed version was published in None of the stories were published in Russia until 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 ) that together will constitute the first complete English translation of Shalamov’s stories and the Brand: New York Review Books.