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

Media Response

02 Apr 2010
Jenseits des Menschlichen

Review by Ulrike Baureithel, in: der Freitag, 02 Apr 2010

20 Oct 2009
Zwei Dutzend Worte

Review by Reinhard Lauer, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20 Oct 2009 (fee required)

11 Mar 2009
Tschechow im Gulag

Review by Erich Klein, in: Falter: Book supplement 11/2009, 11 Mar 2009 (fee required)

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

25 Oct 2008
"Der Mensch jedoch lebt"

Review by Thomas Hummitzsch, in: Glanz und Elend, Magazin für Literatur und Zeitkritik, 25 Oct 2008

13 Oct 2008
Jenseits von Gut und Böse

Review by Ulrich M. Schmid, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13 Oct 2008