Varlam Shalamov

Новости on the web (15 december 2009)

The English pages of the site dedicated to the great Soviet writer and a unique individual, Varlam Shalamov, are launched.
Unfortunately, Shalamov’s writing has received less attention than it deserves, both from the general public and from the researchers. Shalamov didn't fit any ideological pigeonholing. Although a victim of Stalin’s repressions, he was by no means an accidental one. At the end of the 20s he was an active member of the Left Opposition and was sent to the Gulag for being a conscious anti-Stalinist, which he remained until the end of his life. For further information see the “About us” section.