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Kolyma stories

Author: Varlam Shalamov; Donald Rayfield; Alissa Valles
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2018-2020.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, an epic array of short fictional tales reflecting the fifteen year that Varlam Shalamov spent in the Soviet Gulag. This is the first of two volumes (the second the 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shalamov, Varlam.
Kolyma stories.
New York : New York Review Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017049306
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Varlam Shalamov; Donald Rayfield; Alissa Valles
ISBN: 9781681372143 1681372142 9781681373676 168137367X
OCLC Number: 994410583
Notes: "Originally published in Russian in Sobranie sochineniĭ v 6 + I tomakh (Collector Works, vols. 1-7) by TERRA-Kniznyĭ klub in 2013"--Title page verso.
Volume 2 has title "Sketches of the criminal world : further Kolyma stories" and has an introduction by Alissa Valles.
Description: 6 volumes in 2 ; 20 cm.
Contents: [volume 1], book 1. Kolyma stories ; book 2. The left bank ; book 3. The spade artist --
[volume 2], book 4. Sketches of the criminal world ; book 5. The resurrection of the larch ; book 6. The glove, or Kolyma stories.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Sketches of the criminal world.
Further Kolyma stories.
Kolymskie rasskazy.
Responsibility: Varlam Shalamov ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Donald Rayfield.

Abstract:

"Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, an epic array of short fictional tales reflecting the fifteen year that Varlam Shalamov spent in the Soviet Gulag. This is the first of two volumes (the second the 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 a rare survivor, a historical record of the Gulag, and literary work of unparalleled creative power, insight, and conviction"--Page 4 of cover.
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