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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Every now and then you read one of those books describing tough circumstances where the reader is almost inevitably forced to think "what would I do in this situation?" Kolyma Tales is most definitely ... Read full review

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stunning book about a convicts 17 years in a Siberian death camp. The author who was I. The camp writers some short stories of his time there. Think a day in the life of Ivan denisovic x 100 times ... Read full review

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