Kolyma Tales

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Penguin UK, Jul 28, 1994 - Fiction - 528 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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Contents

Foreword
Kolyma Tales
On Tick
In the Night
Carpenters
An Individual Assignment
A Pushover Job
Dry Rations
A Piece of Meat
Esperanto
Major Pugachovs Last Battle
The UsedBook Dealer
LendLease
Sententious
The Virtuoso Shovelman
An Epitaph

The Injector
The Apostle Paul
Berries
Tamara the Bitch
Cherry Brandy
A Childs 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 Left Bank
The Lepers
Descendant of a Decembrist
Committees for the Poor
Magic
Handwriting
The Businessman
Captain Tollys Love
In the Bathhouse
The Green Procurator
My First Tooth
Prosthetic Appliances
The Train
Essays on the Criminal World
Women in the Criminal World
Resurrection of the Larch
Grishka Loguns Thermometer
Chief of Political Control
The Life of Engineer Kipreev
Mister Popps Visit
The Theft
The Letter
Fire and Water
Graphite
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