Kolyma Tales

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Penguin Books Limited, 1994 - Fiction - 508 pages
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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.

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Unlike Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov writes in a detached way from his experiences of the Gulag. This creates an almost unbearable sadness that comes from understanding that attachment to such a situation is ... Read full review

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