Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov
Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov

Kolyma Stories

by Varlam Shalamov

Translated by Donald Rayfield
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Now in its first complete English translation, this masterpiece chronicles life in a Soviet gulag, based on the author's own years in a USSR prison camp. 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.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Jun 15, 2018

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

741

ISBN

1681372142

ISBN-13

9781681372143