Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets
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New York : Random House, [2016].
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Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 470 pages ; 25 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
947.086 Ale
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947.086 Ale

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Language
English
ISBN
9780399588808, 0399588809

Notes

General Note
Originally published in Russian in 2013.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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"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'"--,Provided by publisher.
Language
Translated from the Russian.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Aleksievich, S. (2016). Secondhand time: the last of the Soviets (First U.S. edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-. 2016. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets New York: Random House, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Aleksievich, Svetlana. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets First U.S. edition., Random House, 2016.

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