Kolyma tales

by Shalamov, Varlam.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Shalamov
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Shalamov
 
 
Summary
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 .
Contents
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.

Additional Information
Series Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Subjects Labor camps -- Soviet Union -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Publisher London ; New York :Penguin Books,1994
Other Titles Kolymskie rasskazy.
Language English
Description xix, 508 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780140186956 (pbk.)
0140186956 (pbk.)
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