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Voices from Chernobyl- Svetlana Alexievich

I often thought that the simple fact, the mechanical fact, is no closer to the truth than a vague feeling, rumor, vision. Why repeat the facts- they cover up our feelings. The development of these feelings, the spilling of these … Continue reading

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The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich- A polyphony of voices.

In this extraordinary book, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to women from all parts of the former Soviet Union who fought on the Soviet side in the Second World War. Travelling over several years, … Continue reading

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