Прогулки вокруг барака - Progulki vokrug barakaBook - 1988 | Russian
Will the prison-convict theme ever be wholly covered within Russian literature? And is there another literature in the world in which this theme has taken up so much space? The novelty in Guberman's book consists in the fact that he describes a purely criminal (non-political) camp, in which characters as improbable as those of Zoshchenko or Platonov passed before him. The poet who is known to a wide reading audience because of his murderously funny quatrains, reveals in this book new facets of his literary talent, and shows himself as a master of the psychological portrait, a delicate lyricist, and a sad philosopher.