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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Review: Kolyma TalesUser Review - Peter Wibaux - Goodreads
I read this book on the back of Anne Applebaum's history of the Gulag. If that book was heavy, this one weighs a ton (even electronically). It took time to read properly, and my review output suffered ... Read full review
Review: Kolyma TalesUser Review - Erik - Goodreads
One of my all time favorites, this book delivers absolute horror stories and does it in a way that straightforward and potent. There are no unnecessary words or hyperbole here, just nightmares written ... Read full review