Breathtaking stories about human behavior in the worst circumstances ever. The ultimate guide on both human weakness and endurance under incredible hardship of GULAG camps from... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nikolai Vlasenko
Varlam Shalamov (whose name is misspelled in the digital edition, "m" substituted by "n" for some reason) is a Soviet writer who spent 20 years in Stalin's concentration/labor... Read morePublished 3 months ago by vera kolpakova
If you are looking for a very close portait of human depravity, Shalamov is your man. Since he was a victim of the gulags there is no way to separate his imaginative skill from... Read morePublished 4 months ago by amazonmichael
The Chekov of the Gulag, Varlam Shalamov, needs to be commended, one, for surviving seventeen years of imprisonment in the mines of the frozen north and two for telling the tale. Read morePublished 4 months ago by lily t.
I've read many a book on this subject... this is interesting, event more so written by an inmate... worth reading... but didnt hold my interest at time.Published 5 months ago by Michael GreenWest Coast British
I would recommend this book for everyone in the free world today, so that we do not ever forget the inhuman cruelties for which we are capable, as also we realize the tenacity with... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Damon Galeassi
Every story is gem on its own. Each one depicts how people differently deal with humanity in themselves in inhumane conditions of gulag.Published 10 months ago by Predrag Kos
On a personal level book described terrible human suffering and massive scale of Siberian prision camps. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sidney J. LaVoy