Secondhand Time

Written By Svetlana Alexievich
Secondhand Time
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 24 May 2016
  • ISBN : 0399588817
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 18 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Secondhand Time written by Svetlana Alexievich which was release on 24 May 2016, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia, from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 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

Secondhand Time

Secondhand Time
  • Author : Svetlana Alexievich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia, from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • LOS ...

Second hand Time

Second hand Time
  • Author : Bela Shayevich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Secondhand Time

Secondhand Time
  • Author : Svetlana Alexievich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary style, Secondhand Time is ...

Second hand Time

Second hand Time
  • Author : Svetlana Aleksievich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 470
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by The Times and Telegraph 'Astonishing. . . Like the great Russian novels, these testimonials ring with emotional truth' - Caroline Moorehead, Guardian Extraordinary stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, ...

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  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Total pages : 52
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Summary : Unlock the more straightforward side of Secondhand Time with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, a collection of personal testimonies from people who lived through the demise of the Soviet Union and the subsequent establishment of the ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Total pages : 208
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to ...

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  • Author : Svetlana Aleksievich
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the updated and expanded text On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While ...

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  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Total pages : 384
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Summary : Western civilization fashioned a capitalism that created a worldwide economic cornucopia and higher standards of living than any other system, yet its legitimacy is often questioned by its beneficiaries. Boston University Emeritus Professor Angelo M. Codevilla, proclaims Donald Devine’s The Enduring Tension between Capitalism and the Moral Order, “the ...

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  • Author : Jessica Zychowicz
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Total pages : 424
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Summary : Using firsthand interviews, archival documents, and visual analysis, Superfluous Women explores the intersections between art, protest, and feminism in today's Ukraine....

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  • Author : Sheila M. Puffer,Daniel J. McCarthy,Daniel M. Satinsky
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-21
  • Total pages : 410
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Summary : The untold story, in their own words, of the contributions of Soviet and post-Soviet immigrants to the US innovation economy, revealed through in-depth interviews and analysis. It will appeal to academics, business practitioners, and policymakers interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, the tech industry, immigration, and cultural adaptation....

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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : Maria Rogacheva’s Soviet Scientists Remember gives voice to one of the most prominent and educated groups in the late USSR: scientists. Lifting the veil of secrecy that covered scientists during the Cold War, this book brings together six first-person accounts of residents of the formerly closed scientific town of ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-22
  • Total pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0399588817
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Summary : This volume aims to commemorate, criticize, scrutinize and assess the undoubted significance of the Russian Revolution both retrospectively and prospectively in three parts. Part I consists of a palimpsest of the different representations that the Russian Revolution underwent through its turbulent history, going back to its actors, agents, theorists and ...