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001    ocn994871142 
003    OCoLC 
005    20170830103845.0 
008    170725s2017    nyua          000 0 eng d 
019    959808754 
020    9781681774602|q(hardcover) 
020    1681774607|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)994871142|z(OCoLC)959808754 
040    JAI|beng|erda|cJAI|dJAI|dYOL|dOJ4|dBTCTA|dYDX|dBDX|dIGA
041 1  eng|hrus 
043    e-ur--- 
049    CKEA 
050  4 HV8959.R9|bC46513 2017 
082 14 365.94702|223 
100 1  Chistyakov, Ivan,|eauthor. 
240 10 Sibirskoĭ dal'neĭ storonoĭ.|lEnglish 
245 14 The day will pass away :|bthe diary of a Gulag prison 
       guard, 1935-1936 /|cIvan Chistyakov ; introduction and 
       notes by Irina Shcherbakova ; translation from the Russian
       by Arch Tait. 
250    First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York :|bPegasus Books,|c2017. 
300    xxxiv, 249 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Translation of: Sibirskoĭ dal'neĭ storonoĭ. 
500    Original Russian language edition published in 2014. 
520    "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. 
546    In English, translated from Russian. 
600 10 Chistyakov, Ivan|vDiaries. 
650  0 Concentration camp guards|zSoviet Union|vDiaries. 
650  0 Internment camps|zSoviet Union. 
650  0 Political prisoners|zSoviet Union. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.|2bisacsh 
651  0 Soviet Union|xHistory|y1925-1953. 
655  7 Diaries.|2lcgft 
700 1  Tait, A. L.,|etranslator. 
700 1  Shcherbakova, I. I.|q(Irina I.),|ewriter of supplementary 
       textual content. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  365.45 CHISTYAKOV    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  947.084 CHISTYAKOV    Check Shelf