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The Resource Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets
Title
Secondhand time
Title remainder
the last of the Soviets
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Title variation
Second hand time
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"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'"--
Member of
Summary
"Though it's too late to travel to the Soviet Union, which broke up in 1991, you can still visit via this moving oral history collection that provides an eye-opening look at the (pre- and post-) Soviet soul. Sharing the stories of a wide variety of people from across the vast country -- ranging from before the end of communism to the beginnings of the new Russia and the rise of Putin -- 2015 Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Aleksievich provides a thorough, fascinating look at war, freedom, family, and more, giving voice to those who've seen so much upheaval."--Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494676
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
947.086092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK510.76
LC item number
.A44913 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Oral history
  • Oral history
  • HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • Oral history
  • Post-communism
  • Social conditions
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the last of the Soviets
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Russian in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Remarks from an accomplice -- I. The Consolation of Apocalypse -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten Stories in a Red Interior -- On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement -- On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners...and the electorate -- On cries and whispers...and exhilaration -- On the lonely red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution -- On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning -- On a different Bible and a different kind of believer -- On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above -- On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul -- On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God -- On the little red flag and the smile of the axe -- II. The Charms of Emptiness -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten Stories In The Absence of an Interior -- On Romeo and Juliet...except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz -- On people who instantly transformed after the fall of communism -- On a loneliness that resembles happiness -- On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing you really wanted to do it -- On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman -- On a Stranger's Grief that God has deposited on your doorstep -- On life the bitch and one hundred grammes of fine powder in a little white vase -- On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust -- On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" -- On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Control code
ocn939597136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9780399588808
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016005925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939597136
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Publication
Note
First published in Russian in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Remarks from an accomplice -- I. The Consolation of Apocalypse -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten Stories in a Red Interior -- On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement -- On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners...and the electorate -- On cries and whispers...and exhilaration -- On the lonely red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution -- On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning -- On a different Bible and a different kind of believer -- On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above -- On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul -- On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God -- On the little red flag and the smile of the axe -- II. The Charms of Emptiness -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten Stories In The Absence of an Interior -- On Romeo and Juliet...except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz -- On people who instantly transformed after the fall of communism -- On a loneliness that resembles happiness -- On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing you really wanted to do it -- On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman -- On a Stranger's Grief that God has deposited on your doorstep -- On life the bitch and one hundred grammes of fine powder in a little white vase -- On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust -- On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" -- On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Control code
ocn939597136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9780399588808
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016005925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)939597136

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