Varlam Shalamov: Kolymskie Tetradi

Seriia "Velikaia Otechestvennaia literatura", Eksmo, Mosow, 2007 (2005), In Russian

* 1907, Vologda, Russia, † 1982, Tushino, Russia

Charge: Anti-Soviet Agitation
Prison: kolyma gulag (Map)

In his confession-like prose V.Shalamov negates the necessity of suffering. The writer is convinced that in Kolyma prisoner camps it is not purification, but corruption of human soles that takes place. In his poetic writings Shalamov hymns spiritual strength of a person being able to think about love, devotion, history and art even under the severe conditions of the camp.


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