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Life & death in the gulag
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Life & death in the gulag

Varlam Shalamov (1907-1982) was first arrested in Moscow at an underground printshop in 1929 and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. In 1937 he was arrested again for counterrevolutionary activities and sent to the Kolyma region in the Russian Far East.   Sean Sheehan   He spent the next fifteen years […]

Slovenija, Ljubljana, 19.06.2009, Hrvaska Pisateljica - Dasa Drnic. Foto:Mavric Pivk/Delo
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Vestiges of other lives

The narrator of “Belladonna”, Andreas Ban, has recently retired. He worked for years as a clinical psychologist at a university hospital in Belgrade but, as a Croat, the breakup of Yugoslavia imperilled his existence in the city.   Sean Sheehan   He takes up a post in a provincial university […]