Voices from Chernobyl. (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Voices from Chernobyl.

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich
Publisher: England : DALKEY ARCHIVE Press (IL), 2005.
Series: Lannan selection series; Russian literature series
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Russian
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Voices From Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of what happened on April 26, 1986, when the worst nuclear reactor accident in history contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book--interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown. Their narratives form a crucial document  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Personal narratives
Interview
Personal Narrative
Autobiography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Aleksievich
ISBN: 1564784010 9781564784018
OCLC Number: 156491439
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) 2005
Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2006
Contents: Historical note --
Prologue: A solitary human voice --
Part I: The land of the dead. On why we remember ; About what can be talked about with the living and the dead ; About a whole life written down on doors ; By those who returned ; About what radiation looks like ; About a song without words ; About a homeland ; About how a person is only clever and refined in evil ; Soldiers' chorus --
Part II: The land of the living. About old prophecies ; About a moonlit landscape ; About a man whose tooth was hurting when he saw Christ fall ; About a single bullet ; About how we can't live without Chekhov and Tolstoy ; About war movies ; A scream ; About a new nation ; About writing Chernobyl ; About lies and truths ; People's chorus --
Part III: Amazed by sadness. About what we didn't know: death can be so beautiful ; About the shovel and the atom ; About taking measurements ; About how the frightening things in life happen quietly and naturally ; About answers ; About memories ; About loving physics ; About expensive salami ; About freedom and the dream of an ordinary death ; About the shadow of death ; About a damaged child ; About political strategy ; By a defender of the Soviet government ; About instructions ; About the limitless power one person can have over another ; About why we love Chernobyl ; Children's chorus ; A solitary human voice --
In place of an epilogue.
Series Title: Lannan selection series; Russian literature series
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Voices From Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of what happened on April 26, 1986, when the worst nuclear reactor accident in history contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book--interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown. Their narratives form a crucial document revealing how the government masked the event with deception and denial. Harrowing and unforgettable, Voices From Chernobyl bears witness to a tragedy and its aftermath in a book that is as unforgettable as it is essential.

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