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Author Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-

Title Voices from Chernobyl / Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen.

Publication Info. Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2005.

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 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  363.17 ALE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  363.17 ALEXIEVICH    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  363.1799 ALEXIEVICH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  363.1799 AL27    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  363.1799 ALEXIEVICH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  363.1799 ALEKSIEVICH    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  363.179 ALE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  363.1799 AL    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 240 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 23 cm
Note "Lannan selections"--P. [241].
"First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie, 1997"--T.p. verso.
Contents Translator's preface -- Historical note -- Prologue: solitary human voice -- Part one: land of the dead -- On why we remember -- About what can be talked about with the living and the dead -- About a whole life written down on doors -- By those who returned -- About what radiation looks like -- About a song without words -- About a homeland -- About how a person is only clever and refined in evil -- Soldiers' chorus -- Part two: land of the living: about old prophecies -- About a moonlit landscape -- About a man whose tooth was hurting when he saw Christ fall -- About a single bullet -- About how we can't live without Chekhov and Tolstoy -- About war movies -- A scream -- About a new nation -- About writing Chernobyl -- About lies and truths -- People's chorus -- Part three: amazed by sadness: about what we didn't know: death can be so beautiful -- About the shovel and the atom -- About taking measurements -- About how the frightening things in life happen quietly and naturally -- About answers -- About memories -- About loving physics -- About expensive salami -- About freedom and the dream of an ordinary death -- About the shadow of death -- About a damaged child -- About political strategy -- By a defender of the soviet government -- About instructions -- About the limitless power one person can have over another -- About why we love Chernobyl -- Children's chorus -- Solitary human voice -- In place of an epilogue.
Summary On April 25, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl. Until now, all of the books published in English focused on the facts, names, and data. Voices from Chernobyl presents first-hand accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they lived through. In order to give a voice to their experiences, Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist by trade--interviewed hundreds of people who had been affected by the meltdown. From innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster, Voices from Chernobyl is a crucial document of what happened and how people reacted to it. Alexievich presents these interviews in monologue form, giving readers a harrowing inside view into the minds of the affected people untempered by government spin, accusations, or judgements, leaving the reader with just the life-shattering pain of living through such an event and its aftermath.
Language Translation of: Tchernobylskaïa molitva.
Subject Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Personal narratives, Belarusian.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Social aspects -- Belarus.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Environmental aspects -- Belarus.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
Radiation Injuries -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
Radiation Injuries -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
Radioactive Hazard Release -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
Radioactive Hazard Release -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
History, 20th Century -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
History, 20th Century -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
Radioactive Fallout -- adverse effects -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
Radioactive Fallout -- adverse effects -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
Survivors -- Republic of Belarus -- Interview.
Survivors -- Republic of Belarus -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author Gessen, Keith.
Added Title Charnobylʹskai︠a︡ malitva. English
ISBN 1564784010
1564783898 (alkaline paper)
Standard No. 9781564784018
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