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The Resource Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen

Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen

Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster
Title
Voices from Chernobyl
Title remainder
the oral history of a nuclear disaster
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
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Author
Translator
Writer of preface
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl presents personal accounts of the tragedy. Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown -- from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster -- and their stories reveal the fear, anger, and uncertainty with which they still live
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Summary
The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2005.
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for General Nonfiction, 2005
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162646
Cataloging source
FVC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
363.17/99/094776
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Tchernobylskaia molitva
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aleksievich, Svetlana
  • Gessen, Keith
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986) / fast / (OCoLC)fst00853649
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Russian literature
  • Armed Forces
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Russian literature
  • Social aspects
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
Target audience
adult
Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Historical note -- Prologue: A solitary human voice -- Part one: The land of the dead. About what can be talked about with the living and the dead -- About a whole life written down on doors -- Soldiers' chorus -- About what radiation looks like -- About a song without words -- About a homeland -- About repentance -- By those who returned -- Part two: 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 three: 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 facts -- About why we love Chernobyl -- Children's chorus -- A solitary human voice -- In place of an epilogue
Control code
1489170
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780312425845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312425845
  • (OCoLC)67557517
Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
Publication
Note
"First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Historical note -- Prologue: A solitary human voice -- Part one: The land of the dead. About what can be talked about with the living and the dead -- About a whole life written down on doors -- Soldiers' chorus -- About what radiation looks like -- About a song without words -- About a homeland -- About repentance -- By those who returned -- Part two: 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 three: 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 facts -- About why we love Chernobyl -- Children's chorus -- A solitary human voice -- In place of an epilogue
Control code
1489170
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780312425845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312425845
  • (OCoLC)67557517

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