The translation by
is adroit and haunting, without adding excess
literary polish to Chistyakov’s journal. Andrea Pitzer, StarTribune,
Beyond this honest, gripping memoir, nothing else is known about the
single precious life that Chistyakov lived, that was wasted so
Paul E. Richardson, Russian Life, Montpelier, Vermont.
for Review of Ivan Chistyakov's Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard