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. This New Enlarged Edition Combines Two Collections Previously Published In The United States As Kolyma Tales And Graphite--amazon.com. Kolyma Tales. Through The Snow ; On Tick ; In The Night ; Carpenters ; An Individual Assignment ; A 'pushover' Job ; Dry Rations ; The Injector ; The Apostle Paul ; Berries ; Tamara The Bitch ; Cherry Brandy ; A Child's Drawings ; Condensed Milk ; The Snake Charmer ; The Golden Taiga ; Vaska Denisov, Kidnapper Of Pigs ; A Day Off ; Dominoes ; Shock Therapy ; The Lawyers' Plot ; Typhoid Quarantine -- The Left Bank. The Procurator Of Judea ; The Lepers ; Descendant Of A Decembrist ; Committees For The Poor ; Magic ; A Piece Of Meat ; Esperanto ; Major Pugachov's Last Battle ; The Used-book Dealer ; Lend-lease ; Sententious -- The Virtuoso Shovelman. The Seizure ; An Epitaph ; Handwriting ; The Businessman ; Captain Tolly's Love ; In The Bathhouse ; The Green Procurator ; My First Tooth ; Prosthetic Appliances ; The Train -- Essays On The Criminal World. The Red Cross ; Women In The Criminal World -- Resurrection Of The Larch. Quiet ; Grishka Logun's Thermometer ; Chief Of Political Control ; The Life Of Engineer Kipreev ; Mister Popp's Visit ; The Theft ; The Letter ; Fire And Water ; Graphite. Varlam Shalamov ; Translated From The Russian By John Glad.
Author : Shalamov, Varlam
Publisher : Penguin
Published Year : 1994
Format : print - Paperback, 528 pages
Subject : Political prisoners, Political prisoners--Soviet Union--Fiction, Social life and customs, PG3487.A592 K6413 1994
Language : English
Dimensions : xix, 508 p. ; 18 cm.
ISBN : 0140186956
ISBN13 : 9780140186956
It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the north-eastern 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, their hopes and plans extending no further than a few hours.