Kolyma Stories

Description

Now in its first complete English translation, this masterpiece chronicles life in a Soviet gulag, based on the author's own years in a USSR prison camp. Kolyma Stories is a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, an epic array of short fictional tales reflecting the fifteen years that Varlam Shalamov spent in the Soviet Gulag. This is the first of two volumes (the second to 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 of a rare survivor, a historical record of the Gulag, and a literary work of unparalleled creative power, insight, and conviction.

Details

Author(s)
Donald Rayfield, Varlam Shalamov
Format
Paperback | 776 pages
Dimensions
127 x 203 x 43mm | 740g
Publication date
15 Jun 2018
Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Main
ISBN10
1681372142
ISBN13
9781681372143
Bestsellers rank
107,641