skip to content
The unwomanly face of war Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The unwomanly face of war

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher: [London] UK : Penguin Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Russian
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Aleksievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
ISBN: 9780141983523 0141983523
OCLC Number: 986744609
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: "First published in English as War's unwomanly face by Progress Publishers, Moscow 1988"--Title page verso.
Description: xli, 331 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: From a conversation with a historian --
A human being is greater than war --
"I don't want to remember..." --
"Grow up, girls... you're still green..." --
"I alone came back to Mama..." --
"Two wars live in our house..." --
"Telephones don't shoot..." --
"They awarded us little medals..." --
"It wasn't me..." --
"I remember those eyes even now..." --
"We didn't shoot..." --
"They needed soldiers... but we also wanted to be beautiful..." --
"Young ladies! Do you know: the Commander of a Sapper Platoon lives only two months..." --
"To see him just once..." --
"About tiny potatoes..." --
"Mama, what's a papa?" --
"And she puts her hand to her heart..." --
"Suddenly we wanted desperately to live..."
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--
Responsibility: Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Abstract:

The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories. Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

A must read -- Margaret Atwood Magnificent. . . Alexievich doesn't just hear what these women say; she cares about how they speak. . . It's a mark of her exceptional mind that she tries to retain the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/986744609> # The unwomanly face of war
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/986744609#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--
    library:oclcnum "986744609" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/women> ; # Women
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_women_soviet_union> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Women--Soviet Union
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/women_and_war> ; # Women and war
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Place/soviet_union> ; # Soviet Union.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.534709252/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/women_and_war_soviet_union> ; # Women and war--Soviet Union
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_participation_female> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/military_participation_female> ; # Military participation--Female
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War, 1939-1945
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939-1945
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/aleksievich_svetlana_1948> ; # Svetlana Aleksievich
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/volokhonsky_larissa> ; # Larissa Volokhonsky
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/pevear_richard_1943> ; # Richard Pevear
    schema:copyrightYear "2017" ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "From a conversation with a historian -- A human being is greater than war -- "I don't want to remember..." -- "Grow up, girls... you're still green..." -- "I alone came back to Mama..." -- "Two wars live in our house..." -- "Telephones don't shoot..." -- "They awarded us little medals..." -- "It wasn't me..." -- "I remember those eyes even now..." -- "We didn't shoot..." -- "They needed soldiers... but we also wanted to be beautiful..." -- "Young ladies! Do you know: the Commander of a Sapper Platoon lives only two months..." -- "To see him just once..." -- "About tiny potatoes..." -- "Mama, what's a papa?" -- "And she puts her hand to her heart..." -- "Suddenly we wanted desperately to live...""@en ;
    schema:description "The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories. Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/366424333> ; # U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--
    schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Series/penguin_classics> ; # Penguin classics.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "The unwomanly face of war"@en ;
    schema:productID "986744609" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780141983523> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB774446> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/986744609> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Meeting/world_war_1939_1945> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/aleksievich_svetlana_1948> # Svetlana Aleksievich
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1948" ;
    schema:familyName "Aleksievich" ;
    schema:givenName "Svetlana" ;
    schema:name "Svetlana Aleksievich" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/pevear_richard_1943> # Richard Pevear
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1943" ;
    schema:familyName "Pevear" ;
    schema:givenName "Richard" ;
    schema:name "Richard Pevear" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Person/volokhonsky_larissa> # Larissa Volokhonsky
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Volokhonsky" ;
    schema:givenName "Larissa" ;
    schema:name "Larissa Volokhonsky" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Place/soviet_union> # Soviet Union.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Soviet Union." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Series/penguin_classics> # Penguin classics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/986744609> ; # The unwomanly face of war
    schema:name "Penguin classics." ;
    schema:name "Penguin classics" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/military_participation_female> # Military participation--Female
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Military participation--Female"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/women_and_war_soviet_union> # Women and war--Soviet Union
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women and war--Soviet Union"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> # World War, 1939-1945
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_participation_female> # World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/366424333#Topic/world_war_1939_1945_women_soviet_union> # World War, 1939-1945--Women--Soviet Union
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Women--Soviet Union"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/366424333> # U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--
    schema:name "U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780141983523>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0141983523" ;
    schema:isbn "9780141983523" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/986744609#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:inLanguage "ru" ;
    schema:name "U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠s︡o--" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.