Kolyma Tales

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140186956
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 266,767
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

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 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 Seizure

An Epitaph

Handwriting

The Businessman

Captain Tolly's Love

In the Bathhouse

The Green Procurator

My First Tooth

Prosthetic Appliances

The Train

The Red Cross

Women in the Criminal World

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Really Enjoyed It

    Interesting stories. Just another reminder of the difficulty of life in the Gulag.

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  • Posted February 12, 2009

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    A Powerful Book

    This book is a series of short stories about Shalamov himself and various other during their time in Kolyma/Magadan. The detail within this book is amazing and you begin to feel the chill of Siberia as you read his scenes describing the wretched conditions of the mines and camp. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a story of perseverance, struggle and the strength of those men in the Gulag.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    These stories must be read.

    Shalamov not only exhibits a masterful ability to blend history with fiction. He is also able to create stories that are uniquely Russian yet contain universal truths. The depths of human survival, and what is found there when you've reached the bottom is what is in these tales. Walking away with that, it is hard not to gain a greater appreciation for what you have.

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