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Aleksievich, Svetlana 1948-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 1,028 publications in 28 languages and 11,457 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vRussian  Personal narratives‡vBelarusian  History  Short stories  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vSoviet  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Inscriber, Honoree
Classifications: TD186.5.B35, 363.1799094776
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Most widely held works by Svetlana Aleksievich
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 25, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl. Until now, all of the books published in English focused on the facts, names, and data. Voices from Chernobyl presents first-hand accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they lived through. In order to give a voice to their experiences, Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist by trade--interviewed hundreds of people who had been affected by the meltdown. From innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster, Voices from Chernobyl is a crucial document of what happened and how people reacted to it. Alexievich presents these interviews in monologue form, giving readers a harrowing inside view into the minds of the affected people untempered by government spin, accusations, or judgements, leaving the reader with just the life-shattering pain of living through such an event and its aftermath
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her 'polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time, ' and cited her for inventing 'a new kind of literary genre.' Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises 'a history of emotions--a history of the soul.'"--Publisher information
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher
Zinky boys : Soviet voices from the Afghanistan war by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1979 to 1989, a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties-- and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam-- a resemblance that Larry Heinemann describes movingly in his introduction to the book, providing American readers with an often uncomfortably intimate connection to a war that may have seemed very remote to us. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the State denied the very existence of the conflict; even today the radically altered Soviet society continues to reject the memory of the "Soviet Vietnam." Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR-- it was called by reviewers there a "slanderous piece of fantasy" and part of a "hysterical chorus of malign attacks"--Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. Svetlana Alexievich has snatched from the memory hole the truth of the Afghanistan War-- the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war and the turbulence of Soviet life today
La fin de l'homme rouge ou Le temps du désenchantement by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

64 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her 'polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time, ' and cited her for inventing 'a new kind of literary genre.' Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises 'a history of emotions--a history of the soul'."
Zinky boys : Soviet voices from a forgotten war by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties - and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR - it was called by reviewers there a 'slanderous piece of fantasy' and part of a 'hysterical chorus of malign attacks' - Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term 'Zinky Boys'), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict. Svetlana Alexievich brings us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war."--Publisher's information
La guerra no tiene rostro de mujer by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a confession, a document and a record of people's memory. More than 200 women speak in it, describing how young girls, who dreamed of becoming brides, became soldiers in 1941. More than 500,000 Soviet women participated on a par with men in the Second World War, the most terrible war of the 20th century. Women not only rescued and bandaged the wounded but also fired a sniper's rifle, blew up bridges, went reconnoitering and killed ... They killed the enemy who, with unprecedented cruelty, had attacked their land, their homes and their children. Soviet writer of Bychorussia, Svetlana Alexiyevich spent four years working on the book, visiting over 100 cities and towns, settlements and villages and recording the stories and reminiscences of women war veterans. The Soviet press called the book "a vivid reporting of events long past, which affected the destiny of the nation as a whole." The most important thing about the book is not so much the front-line episodes as women's heart-rending experiences in the war. Through their testimony the past makes an impassioned appeal to the present, denouncing yesterday's and today's fascism
De laatste getuigen : kinderen in de Tweede Wereldoorlog by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Wit-Rusland, opgetekend uit de mond van mensen die in 1941 nog kinderen waren
Nine of Russia's foremost women writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secondhand-Zeit : Leben auf den Trümmern des Sozialismus by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kalte Krieg ist seit über zwanzig Jahren vorbei, doch das postsowjetische Russland sucht noch immer nach einer neuen Identität. Während man im Westen nach wie vor von der Gorbatschow-Zeit schwärmt, will man sie in Russland am liebsten vergessen. Inzwischen gilt Stalin dort vielen, auch unter den Jüngeren, wieder als großer Staatsmann, wie überhaupt die sozialistische Vergangenheit immer öfter nostalgisch verklärt wird. Für Swetlana Alexijewitsch leben die Russen gleichsam in einer Zeit des "secondhand", der gebrauchten Ideen und Worte. Wie ein vielstimmiger Chor erzählen die Menschen in ihrem neuen Buch von der radikalen gesellschaftlichen Umwälzung in den zurückliegenden Jahren
Voices from Chernobyl : chronicle of the future by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chernobylʹskai︠a︡ molitva : khronika budushchego by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Russian and Belarusian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Krieg hat kein weibliches Gesicht by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: Rund eine Million Frauen haben im Zweiten Weltkrieg in der Roten Armee gekämpft, aber ihr Schicksal ist nirgendwo festgehalten. In diesem Buch sind nun ihre Erinnerungen aufgezeichnet. Die Frauen schildern die unheroische Seite des Krieges, die üblicherweise in Erzählungen und Erinnerungen ausgeblendet wird. Im Gegensatz zu den Männern, die aus dem Krieg zurückkehrten, galten die Soldatinnen keineswegs als Heldinnen, vielmehr begegnete man ihnen mit Misstrauen, ja mit Verachtung. Swetlana Alexijewitsch gibt den Frauen in diesem erschütternden Buch erstmals eine Stimme. Entstanden ist ein zutiefst bewegendes, unsentimentales und doch fast lyrisches Dokument
Zinkjungen : Afghanistan und die Folgen by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schilderungen und Protokolle sowjetischer Heimkehrer und ihrer Angehörigen über den Afghanistankrieg (1979-1989) sowie die Dokumentation eines Gerichtsprozesses gegen die Autorin, den eine Gruppe von Müttern wegen Verunglimpfung ihrer in Afghanistan gefallener Jungen angestrengt hatte
La Supplication : Tchernobyl, chroniques du monde après l'apocalypse by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in French and Russian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journaliste biélorusse, l'auteur a enquêté pendant trois ans et interrogé les hommes et les femmes de Tchernobyl pour reconstituer leurs sentiments et leur état d'esprit. Il en résulte un livre où résonnent les voix des suppliciés de la catastrophe nucléaire russe
Poslednie svideteli : solo dli︠a︡ detskogo golosa by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Russian and Korean and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives of World War II by Russians who were children during the war
Het einde van de rode mens : leven op de puinhopen van de Sovjet-Unie by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in Dutch and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressie van 'de ziel' van het Russische volk na de ineenstorting van de Sovjetunie
Tschernobyl : eine Chronik der Zukunft by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die russische Journalistin rekonstruiert in Erinnerungen an die Tage des Reaktorunglücks 1986 die Gefühle, Schmerzen und Erfahrungen der Menschen
Chernobyl prayer : a chronicle of the future by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and Vietnamese and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in Literature 2015. On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. With a chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget
War's unwomanly face by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a confession, a document and a record of people's memory. More than 200 women speak in it, describing how young girls, who dreamed of becoming brides, became soldiers in 1941
 
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