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The Resource Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets
Title
Secondhand time
Title remainder
the last of the Soviets
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Title variation
Second hand time
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
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 a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals"--
  • "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style of oral history, Secondhand Time is a monument to the collapse of the USSR, charting the decline of Soviet culture and speculating on what will rise from the ashes of Communism. As in all her books, Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her 'polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time, ' and cited her for inventing 'a new kind of literary genre.' Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises 'a history of emotions--a history of the soul.' "--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
947.086092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK510.76
LC item number
.A44913 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shayevich, Bela
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Oral history
  • Oral history
  • Oral history
  • Post-communism
  • Social conditions
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An oral history."--Cover
  • "Originally published in Russian as Vrem?i|a sekond khėnd [Romanized] by Vremya Publishing House, Moscow, in 2013"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology : Russia after Stalin -- Remarks from an accomplice -- The consolation of apocalypse : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten stories in a Red interior. On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement ; On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners ... and the electorate ; On cries and whispers ... and exhilaration ; On the lonely Red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution ; On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning ; On a different Bible and a different kind of believer ; On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above ; On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul ; On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God ; On the little Red flag and the smile of the axe -- The charms of emptiness : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten stories in the absence of an interior. On Romeo and Juliet ... except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz ; On people who instantly transformed after the fall of Communism ; On a loneliness that resembles happiness ; On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing that you really wanted to do it ; On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman ; On a stranger's grief that God has deposited on your doorstep ; On life the bitch and one hundred grams of fine powder in a little white vase ; On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust ; On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" ; On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588815
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b4c60c6f-9d3b-4604-a651-f7b1798ca193
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950571822
  • (OCoLC)ocn950571822
  • 1262402
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An oral history."--Cover
  • "Originally published in Russian as Vrem?i|a sekond khėnd [Romanized] by Vremya Publishing House, Moscow, in 2013"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology : Russia after Stalin -- Remarks from an accomplice -- The consolation of apocalypse : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten stories in a Red interior. On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement ; On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners ... and the electorate ; On cries and whispers ... and exhilaration ; On the lonely Red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution ; On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning ; On a different Bible and a different kind of believer ; On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above ; On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul ; On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God ; On the little Red flag and the smile of the axe -- The charms of emptiness : snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten stories in the absence of an interior. On Romeo and Juliet ... except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz ; On people who instantly transformed after the fall of Communism ; On a loneliness that resembles happiness ; On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing that you really wanted to do it ; On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman ; On a stranger's grief that God has deposited on your doorstep ; On life the bitch and one hundred grams of fine powder in a little white vase ; On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust ; On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" ; On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588815
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b4c60c6f-9d3b-4604-a651-f7b1798ca193
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950571822
  • (OCoLC)ocn950571822
  • 1262402

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