Varlam Shalamov


Born
in Vologda, Russian Federation
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:
Chalamov, Varlam
Szałamov, Warłam
Schalamow, Warlam
Shalamov, V. T.
Шаламов, Варлам Тихонович
שלאמוב , ורלאם

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Kolyma Tales

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Очерки преступного мира

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4.37 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Οι βιβλιοθήκες μου

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3.80 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Durch den Schnee: Erzählung...

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Graphite

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4.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1981
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Linkes Ufer - Erzählungen a...

4.47 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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Артист лопаты

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4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2013
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Воспоминания

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4.77 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Višera

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4.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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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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