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Last Witnesses - Unchildlike Stories (Paperback): Svetlana Alexievich

Last Witnesses - Unchildlike Stories (Paperback)

Svetlana Alexievich; Translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

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Stunning stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, from Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich I finished first grade in May of 41, and my parents took me for the summer to the Pioneer camp. I came there, went for a swim once, and two days later the war began. German planes flew over, and we shouted "Hurray!" We didn't understand that they could be enemy planes. Until they began to bomb us... Then all colours disappeared. All shades. What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started interviewing people who had experienced war as children, the generation that survived and had to live with the trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation. With remarkable care and empathy, Alexievich gives voice to those whose stories are lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history of one of the most important events of the twentieth century. Published to great acclaim in the USSR in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, this masterpiece offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human consequences of the war - and an extraordinary chronicle of the Russian soul.

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Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Svetlana Alexievich
Translators: Richard Pevear • Larissa Volokhonsky
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-198355-4
Languages: English
Subtitles: Russian
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
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Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-14-198355-8
Barcode: 9780141983554

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