Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories

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  • ISBN: 168137367X
  • Author: Varlam Shalamov
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Date: January 14, 2020
  • Pages: 576
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

The astonishing follow-up to 2018’s Kolyma Stories. In 1936, Varlam Shalamov, a journalist and writer, was arrested for counterrevolutionary activities and sent to the Soviet Gulag. He survived fifteen years in the prison camps and returned from the Far North to write one of the masterpieces …