Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 253 pages
  • 150 x 222 x 26mm | 439.99g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1564784010
  • 9781564784018
  • 61,343

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Svetlana Alexievich s "Voices from Chernobyl" (Dalkey Archive) is a collage of oral testimony that turns into the psycho-biography of a nation not shown on any map: the poisoned territory where live Belarusians, Ukrainians and Russians who are forever changed by the catastophe. The book by this year s Nobelist leaves radiation burns on the brain. Julian Barnes, "The Guardian," Best Books of the Year"show more

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