Warlam Schalamow: Linkes Ufer. Erzählungen aus Kolyma 2
[Left Bank. Kolyma Stories 2]

Edition of works vol. 2
Verlag Matthes & Seitz, Berlin 2008, 320 pages
ISBN 978-3-88221-601-1

Translated from Russian by Gabriele Leupold, edited and with an epilogue by Franziska Thun-Hohenstein.

Linkes Ufer continues the edition of works by Varlam Shalamov, whose first volume Durch den Schnee has enjoyed uninterrupted high attention since its publication in 2007. Shalamov draws readers into the presence of everyday camp life and explores the key question of our present: How can human beings who have been educated in the tradition of humanism for centuries produce Auschwitz or Kolyma? Unknown for many years in the West, in recent years he has finally earned recognition as one of the great writers of Russian literature, initially in France and Germany. The Stories from Kolyma are world literature.

In German.


Varlam Shalamov Edition of works

Vol. 1: Durch den Schnee. Erzählungen aus Kolyma 1 (2007)
Vol. 2: Linkes Ufer. Erzählungen aus Kolyma 2 (2008)
Vol. 3: Künstler der Schaufel. Erzählungen aus Kolyma 3 (2010)
Vol. 4: Die Auferweckung der Lärche. Erzählungen aus Kolyma 4 (2011)
Vol. 5: Das vierte Wologda. Erinnerungen (2013)
Vol. 6: Wischera. Antiroman (2016)
Vol. 7: Über die Kolyma. Erinnerungen (2018)

Media Response

16 Dec 2008
Die eingebrannten Schrecken

Review by Wilfried F. Schoeller, in: Tagesspiegel, 16 Dez 2008

28 Nov 2008
Grausame Zeiten

Review by Jörg Plath, in: Deutschlandradio Kultur, Program Radiofeuilleton: Kritik, 28 Nov 2008