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Secondhand Time
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399588817
Pages: 496
Year: 2016-05-24
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. “Through the voices of those who confided in her,” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.” Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time “The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker “Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace.”—The Wall Street Journal “Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis.”—The New York Times “This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.”—The Christian Science Monitor “In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century.”—J. M. Coetzee
The Nobel Prize in Literature
Author: Sture Allén, Kjell Espmark, Svenska akademien
ISBN: 9172274891
Pages: 67
Year: 2006
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Les Cercueils de zinc
Author: Svetlana Alexievitch
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
ISBN: 233009809X
Pages: 329
Year: 2018-02-21T00:00:00+01:00
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Dans Les Cercueils de zinc, Svetlana Alexievitch avait osé violer en 1989 un des derniers tabous de l’ex-URSS : elle dénonçait le mythe de la guerre d’Afghanistan, des guerriers libérateurs. Comme Svetlana Alexievitch le soulignait elle-même, l’Union soviétique était un État militariste qui se camouflait en pays ordinaire et il était dangereux de faire glisser la bâche kaki qui recouvrait les fondations de granit de cet État. La vérité n’est jamais bonne à dire, Les Cercueils de zinc valut à son auteur un procès pour “calomnie”. Reste que sans ce livre on ne saurait rien de la guerre des Soviétiques en Afghanistan ni, vues de l’intérieur, des dernières années de l’URSS. Un témoignage capital du Prix Nobel de littérature 2015, dans une édition revue par l’auteur.
Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254453
Pages: 224
Year: 1992-09-30
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Winner of the Nobel Prize: “For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” —Swedish Academy, Nobel Prize citation 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. The introduction has been omitted due to rights issues.
Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin
Author: Michel Eltchaninoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1849049335
Pages: 195
Year: 2018
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What is Vladimir Putin thinking? Does he deserve his reputation as a modern Machiavelli? And where does he get his ideas? The Russian president's landmark speeches, interviews and policies borrow heavily from great Russian thinkers past and present, from Peter the Great to Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn. They offer powerful visions of strong leaders and the Russian nation: they value conservatism and the Slavic spirit. They root morality in Orthodoxy, and Russian identity in the historic struggle with the West. Today, Putin manages and manipulates those same ideas in his 'defence' of 130 million ethnic Russians against the world. With the annexation of Crimea, the war in Syria and shock election results across the West, the challenge of decrypting his worldview has become more pressing than ever. From a Eurasian Union to a new Russian Empire, this is a revealing tour of Kremlin doctrine and strategy, viewed through its philosophical roots.
La supplication
Author: Svetlana Alexievitch
Publisher: JC Lattès
ISBN: 270964682X
Pages: 267
Year: 2014-04-01
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"Sur Tchernobyl, des dizaines d'ouvrages ont été écrits, des milliers de mètres de bandes vidéo tournées... Ce livre, cependant, parle non pas de Tchernobyl mais du monde de Tchernobyl dont nous ne connaissons presque rien, non pas de la catastrophe mais de ce qui a suivi, d'un monde nouveau et différent, pour lequel il n'y a pas de langage. " Trois années durant, j'ai voyagé et questionné des hommes et des femmes de générations, de destins, de tempéraments différents. Tchernobyl est leur monde. Il empoisonne tout autour d'eux, la terre, l'air, l'eau mais aussi tout en eux, la conscience, le temps, la vie intérieure. " Faire que ce que plusieurs racontent devienne l'Histoire : en voyageant, en cédant la parole à ces gens, j'ai souvent eu l'impression de noter le futur, notre futur. " Ainsi parle Svetlana Alexievitch de La Supplication. Tout comme l'oeuvre de Primo Levi sur Auschwitz ou celle d'Alexandre Soljenitsyne sur le Goulag, son livre nomme l'indicible en faisant entendre, pour la première fois, les voix suppliciées de Tchernobyl. Écrivain et journaliste biélorusse, dissidente soutenue par le Pen-Club et la Fondation Soros, rendue célèbre dans le monde entier par Les Cercueils de zinc, ouvrage mémorial sur la guerre d'Afghanistan, Svetlana Alexievitch a déjà reçu, en Allemagne, Le Prix du livre politique et Le Prix des Libraires pour La Supplication. Elle vient de recevoir le 8 octobre 2015 le Prix Nobel de littérature.
Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312425848
Pages: 236
Year: 2006-04-18
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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 the Soviet Union in Chernobyl, a disaster that spread radioactive contamination across much of Europe. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Kashmir Shawl
Author: Rosie Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007449992
Pages: 512
Year: 2011-07-21
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For fans of The Tea-Planter’s Wife and Victoria Hislop comes a gripping story of doomed love and secrets in 1940s Kashmir.
La Fin de l'homme rouge de Svetlana Alexievitch (Fiche de lecture)
Author: Jeremy Lambert, lePetitLitteraire.fr,
Publisher: lePetitLitteraire.fr
ISBN: 2806290430
Pages: 32
Year: 2017-02-08
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Décryptez La Fin de l'homme rouge de Svetlana Alexievitch avec l’analyse du PetitLittéraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de La Fin de l'homme rouge, cet extraordinaire document sur la transition du communisme au capitalisme ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre inclassable dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé explicatif sur la structure et le contenu du livre • Des éclairages sur le contexte historique de l'URSS • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : La démarche de Svetlana Alexievitch ; L’homo sovieticus et le monde relatif ; La société en transformation ; La violence ; La nostalgie d’une grande Russie • Des pistes de réflexions sous forme de questions ouvertes Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette étude de La Fin de l'homme rouge (2016), avec Jeremy Lambert, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce livre grandement salué par la critique. L'analyse de Jeremy Lambert, docteur en Lettres slaves, permet d'aller à l'essentiel de l’œuvre afin d'en saisir toute l'originalité et tous les enjeux. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.
The Unwomanly Face of War
Author: Светлана Алексиевич
ISBN: 0399588728
Pages: 331
Year: 2017
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"Bringing together dozens of voices ... [this is a] collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories"--Provided by publisher.
Les nouveaux dissidents
Author: Michel Eltchaninoff
Publisher: Stock
ISBN: 2234077052
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-03-23
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Il y a quarante ans, on ne parlait que d’eux. Ils faisaient la une des journaux quand on les mettait en prison ou quand on les échangeait au milieu d’un pont. Et puis le camp communiste a basculé. Ils ont presque totalement disparu de la scène, balayés par les peuples et les anciens apparatchiks reconvertis en démocrates. Depuis quelques années, les dissidents réapparaissent un peu partout. Comme leurs aînés, ils refusent la lutte armée et rejettent la violence. Ils n’ont pas d’ambition politique : ce sont des individualistes. Leur démarche est d’abord éthique. Ce qu’ils ont sous leurs yeux les révolte et ils décident de réagir, c’est tout. Comment ? En inventant des formes d’actions, à leurs risques et périls. Michel Eltchaninoff est allé les rencontrer, là où ils vivent. À Téhéran, où une jeune femme qui ne supporte pas l’obligation de porter le voile enregistre un clip sur un toit de la ville et danse tête nue en compagnie de garçons. En Belarus, où des opposants, épuisés d’avoir pris tant de coups, créent des revues et des galeries d’art pour survivre sous la chape de la dictature. En Inde, où le successeur du Dalaï Lama, le 17e karmapa, s’est réfugié et tente de faire espérer le peuple tibétain en voie de disparition. Qu’ils vivent en régime dictatorial ou dans un État corrompu, ils créent ou redécouvrent des moyens d’expression originaux. Loin des faux dissidents de l’extrême-droite complotiste d’aujourd’hui, loin des lassitudes occidentales, ils décident de faire de leur vie quelque chose dont ils puissent être fiers.
Missing Person
Author: Patrick Modiano, Daniel Weissbort
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567922813
Pages: 167
Year: 2005
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"For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a one-time client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience." "On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Nanjing: The Burning City
Author: Ethan Young
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630082910
Pages: 216
Year: 2015-09-01
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2016 REUBEN AWARD WINNER - BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL! After the bombs fell and shook the walls of Nanjing, the Imperial Japanese Army entered and seized the Chinese capital. Through the dust of the demolished buildings, screams echo off the rubble. Two abandoned Chinese soldiers are trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city. What they'll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they'll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed by the enemy. Ethan Young (Tails) delves into World War II's forgotten tragedy, the devastating Japanese invasion of Nanjing, and tells a heart-wrenching tale of war, loss, and defiance. Beautifully illustrated in black and white. "In Nanjing, cartoonist Ethan Young tells an intimate story against an epic landscape. Bold, heart-breaking, and gorgeously rendered." —Eisner and Printz Award-winner Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) "Young’s decision not to glorify violence or titillate the reader in any way avoids a common pitfall and heightens the drama. This is stunning, stirring historical fiction by a creator at the height of his craft." (Starred review) —Publishers Weekly "Young’s is just one chapter in an overwhelmingly grievous episode of the 20th century. The specifics might be fictional amidst a historical backdrop, but in creating names, depicting individual faces both living and dead, Young conjures a haunting microcosm amidst a horrifying event of epic proportions." —Smithsonian APAC Bookdragon "A rugged black and white style ... a little Kubert, a little Tardi." —The Beat "Nanjing: The Burning City deserves a spot alongside not only historical comics, but wartime prose and non-fiction as well. It’s not often that an author can so skillfully evoke powerful emotion while telling a complex and long-forgotten story and this book is an excellent, necessary addition to the genre." —The A.V. Club "Haunting and powerful, Nanjing is a moving tribute to an event which needs to be remembered, as much as we'd like to forget it." —Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference, Tune) "Young's expressive, thoughtful line work takes full advantage of comics' power. Nanjing reads effortlessly while begging the eyes to savor each page. A triumph at the very soul of the medium, a perfect marriage of Toth and Tatsumi." —Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Nate Powell (March, Swallow Me Whole)
How the Earth Turned Green
Author: Joseph E. Armstrong
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606977X
Pages: 577
Year: 2014-09-19
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On this blue planet, long before pterodactyls took to the skies and tyrannosaurs prowled the continents, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in existence for some 85% of Earth’s long history—that is, for roughly 3.5 billion years. In How the Earth Turned Green, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, which many would call plants, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today. Using an evolutionary framework, How the Earth Turned Green addresses questions such as: Should all green organisms be considered plants? Why do these organisms look the way they do? How are they related to one another and to other chlorophyll-free organisms? How do they reproduce? How have they changed and diversified over time? And how has the presence of green organisms changed the Earth’s ecosystems? More engaging than a traditional textbook and displaying an astonishing breadth, How the Earth Turned Green will both delight and enlighten embryonic botanists and any student interested in the evolutionary history of plants.
The Barracks Thief
Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062376888
Pages: 112
Year: 2014-08-19
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The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed. This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own.

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