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The Resource The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; translation, Arch Tait

The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; translation, 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
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Ivan Chistyakov ; translation, Arch Tait
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Language
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
Summary
In one of the few first-person accounts to survive the sprawling Soviet prison system, a senior guard at the Baikal Amur Corrective Labour Camp narrates his life in the camp as a sharp-eyed witness and a sympathetic, humane and broken man whose story will become the cornerstone for understanding the Soviet Union
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10574205
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JAI
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Chistyakov, Ivan
Dewey number
365.94702 CHI
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Tait, A. L
  • Shcherbakova, I. I.
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True
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  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camps
  • Soviet Union
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Target audience
juvenile
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the diary of a gulag prison guard, 1935-1936
Label
The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; translation, Arch Tait
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Publication
Note
  • Translated from Russian
  • "First published in 2014 by Corpus Publishers, Moscow." -- copyright page
  • "Introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova"--jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn994871142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
249 pages
Isbn
9781681774602
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
images of manuscripts
System control number
(OCoLC)994871142
Label
The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936, Ivan Chistyakov ; translation, Arch Tait
Publication
Note
  • Translated from Russian
  • "First published in 2014 by Corpus Publishers, Moscow." -- copyright page
  • "Introduction and notes by Irina Shcherbakova"--jacket
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
249 pages
Isbn
9781681774602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
images of manuscripts
System control number
(OCoLC)994871142

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