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The Resource The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian by Arch Tait

The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian by Arch Tait

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The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936
Title
The day will pass away
Title remainder
the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Chistyakov ; introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian by Arch Tait
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Originally written in a couple of humble exercise books, which were anonymously donated to the Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow, this remarkable diary is one of the few first-person accounts to survive the sprawling Soviet prison system. At the back of these exercise books there is a blurred snapshot and a note, "Chistyakov, Ivan Petrovich, repressed in 1937-38. Killed at the front in Tula Province in 1941." This is all that remains of Ivan Chistyakov, a senior guard at the Baikal Amur Corrective Labour Camp. Who was this lost man? How did he end up in the gulag? Though a guard, he is a type of prisoner, too. We learn that he is a cultured and urbane ex-city dweller with a secret nostalgia for pre-Revolutionary Russia. In this diary, Chistyakov does not just record his life in the camp, he narrates it. He is a sharp-eyed witness and a sympathetic, humane, and broken man. From stumblingly poetic musings on the bitter landscape of the taiga to matter-of-fact grumbles about the inefficiency of his stove, from accounts of the brutal conditions of the camp to reflections on the cruelty of loneliness, this diary is an astonishing record--a visceral and immediate description of a place and time whose repercussions still affect the shape of modern Russia, and modern Europe"--Google Books
Cataloging source
JAI
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Chistyakov, Ivan
Dewey number
365.94702 CHI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from Russian
LC call number
HV8959.R9
LC item number
C46513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tait, A. L.
  • Shcherbakova, I. I.
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  • Chistyakov, Ivan
  • Concentration camp guards
  • Concentration camps
  • Political prisoners
  • Soviet Union
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The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian by Arch Tait
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Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Sibirskoĭ dal'neĭ storonoĭ
  • Original Russian language edition published in 2014
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn994871142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781681774602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994871142
Label
The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian by Arch Tait
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Sibirskoĭ dal'neĭ storonoĭ
  • Original Russian language edition published in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn994871142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781681774602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994871142

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