Varlam Shalamov


Born
in Vologda, Russian Empire
June 18, 1907

Died
January 17, 1982

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Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov (Russian: Варлам Тихонович Шаламов; June 18, 1907–January 17, 1982), baptized as Varlaam, was a Russian writer, journalist, poet and Gulag survivor.

Alternate spellings of his name:
Варлам Шаламов
Varlam Chalamov
Warłam Szałamow
Warlam Schalamow
V. T. Shalamov
וארלאם שאלאמוב
Varlam Sjalamov
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“Tragedy is not deep and sharp if it can be shared with friend.”
Varlam Shalamov, Kolyma Tales

“Life repeats Shakespearian themes more often than we think. Did Lady Macbeth, Richard III, and King Claudius exist only in the Middle Ages? Shylock wanted to cut a pound of flesh from the body of the merchant of Venice. Is that a fairy tale?”
Varlam Shalamov, Kolyma Tales

“We realized that life, even the worst of life, consists of an alternation of joys and sorrow, successes and failure more than the successes.”
Varlam Shalamov, Kolyma Tales

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