Описание: On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. While officials tried to hush up the accident, the author spent years collecting testimonies from survivors. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, this book shows what it is like to remember in a world that wants you to forget.
Автор: Alexievich Svetlana Название: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets ISBN: 0399588825 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399588822 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1617 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature--a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - LOS ANGELES TIMESBOOK PRIZE WINNER
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times - The Washington Post - The Boston Globe - The Wall Street Journal - NPR - Financial Times - Kirkus Reviews
When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre," describing her work as "a history of emotions--a history of the soul." Alexievich's distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it's like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres--but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Hereis an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. "Through the voices of those who confided in her," The Nation writes, "Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil--in a word, about ourselves." Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time "The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich's oral history Secondhand Time."--David Remnick, The New Yorker "Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace."--The Wall Street Journal "Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis."--The New York Times "This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today's dictatorships, that matters."--The Christian Science Monitor "In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century."--J. M. Coetzee
Автор: Sarah Wallis and Svetlana Palmer Название: We Were Young And At War ISBN: 0007303572 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007303571 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1088 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Never before have the diaries and letters of young people from all sides of World War Two been woven together to provide an account of what it was like to grow up amidst the daily struggles and horrors of this devastating war.
Автор: Alexievich, Svetlana Название: Last Witnesses ISBN: 0141983558 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141983554 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1500 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Alliluyeva Svetlana Название: Twenty Letters to a Friend ISBN: 0062442600 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062442604 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1548 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing a new kind of literary genre, describing her work as a history of emotions a history of the soul. Alexievich s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In "Secondhand Time, " Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here" "is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, "Secondhand Time "tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. Through the voices of those who confided in her, "The Nation "writes, Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil in a word, about ourselves. Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and "Secondhand Time" For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time. Nobel Prize Committee For the past thirty or forty years Alexievich has] been busy mapping the Soviet and post-Soviet individual, but her work is] not really about a history of events. It s a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul. Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy "Secondhand Time" is Alexievich s] longest and most ambitious project to date: an effort to use an oral history of the nineties to understand Soviet and post-Soviet identity. "The New Yorker" In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century, so tragic for their country. J. M. Coetzee Alexievich s] books are woven from hundreds of interviews, in a hybrid form of reportage and oral history that has the quality of a documentary film on paper. But Alexievich is anything but a simple recorder and transcriber of found voices; she has a writerly voice of her own which emerges from the chorus she assembles, with great style and authority, and she shapes her investigations of Soviet and post-Soviet life and death into epic dramatic chronicles as universally essential as Greek tragedies. . . . A mighty documentarian and a mighty artist. Philip Gourevitch Alexievich s voices are those of the people no one cares about, but the ones whose lives constitute the vast majority of what history actually is. Keith Gessen"
Автор: Alexievich Svetlana Название: Second-Hand Time ISBN: 1910695114 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781910695111 Издательство: TBS/GBS Рейтинг: Цена: 2133 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Second-hand Time is the latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In this book she creates a singular, polyphonic literary form by bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in a brilliant, poignant and unique portrait of post-Soviet society.
Автор: Alexievich, Svetlana Название: Boys in Zinc ISBN: 0241264111 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241264119 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A new translation based on the updated and expanded text. From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zinc presents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings who describe the lasting effects of war. Weaving together their stories, Svetlana Alexievich shows us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan conflict: the killing and the beauty of small everyday moments, the shame of returned veterans, the worries of all those left behind. When it was first published in the USSR in 1991, Boys in Zinc sparked huge controversy for its unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war.
Автор: Palmer, Svetlana Название: Intimate Voices from the First World War ISBN: 0060584203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060584207 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1548 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: INTIMATE VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR tells the story of the war on a compelling, human scale through the letters and diaries of its combatants, eyewitnesses and victims
Автор: Kirschbaum, Svetlana Название: Apologien russlands ISBN: 3631658982 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631658987 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 6752 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Im Buch wird die Chronologie einigen prorussischen Presse-Aktivitaten in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert rekonstruiert. Untersucht werden die russlandapologetischen Texte von Friedrich Lindner (1772-1845) und Fedor Tjutcev (1803-1873). Im Zentrum stehen Russland-Konzepte, rhetorische Strategien und die gegenseitige Beeinflussung der beiden Autoren.
Автор: Zunic, Svetlana Rakic, Ljubisa Название: Depleted uranium induced petkau effect ISBN: 1634840461 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781634840460 Издательство: Nova Science Рейтинг: Цена: 14436 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The primary objective of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of the interaction of depleted uranium as a source of low dose radiation with the living world and humans in a contaminated environment. There has been increased interest in biological effects of low dose radiation after the incident in Chernobyl. Uncertainty of epidemiological studies about the health effects of low-dose radiation arises from the fact that the biological effects of low-dose radiation do not relate obligatory to DNA damage. Military use of depleted uranium (DU) for decades put the problem of low-dose radiation exposure in the spotlight. The explanation related to the limited effects of N-emitting nuclear weapons, including DU, was based to some extent on the fact that alpha particles have a short track in air. This paradigm has changed with the realisation that nano- and micro-sized particles of DU could have a global atmospheric movement. The idea about the spreading of uranium particles through air masses across the globe arose from the results of air pollution measurement. Due to uncontrolled military use of high amounts (a thousand tons) of depleted uranium, numerous unusual environmental physical manifestations were recorded in the last two or three decades. Simultaneous monitoring of natural phenomena on Earth and in the atmosphere has revealed an exceptional parallelism between the phenomena in the environment and in the living world. Our knowledge has evolved from in-vitro studies of radiation exposure to a more comprehensive understanding of unexpected and poorly understood natural phenomena, whose consequences may be achievable according to the theory of litosphere-atomsphere-ionospehere and biosphere coupling. The emission of radiation in the course of several decades due to corrosion of scattered remnants of DU armaments, which has been intensified by the repeated bombing of the regions within the range of the transfer of radioactive particles through the air, strikes a broad territory and numerous populations, and unavoidably leads to in-vivo Petkau effect. The Petkau effect is a challenge for science to declare the future health strategy with the main goal focused on minimising the early as well as delayed in-vivo effects of depleted uranium. As inhaled air is the main source of internal contamination, further research on this topic is valuable, especially in terms of overcoming inter-individual variability. The authors propose a simple model based on apoptotic parameters and artificial network method for individualised estimation of tissue response to low-dose tobacco exposure. Non-targeted effects of radiation are time-evolving and can lead to delayed health effects, including cancerogenesis. The authors discuss the importance of an individual approach to the diagnosis and selection of appropriate therapy, based not only on the results of the expression analysis, but also on metabolic and apoptotic tissue properties. Humanity is the main subject of the authors study. Understanding the basic principles of cell biology and radiation interaction with living matter is supported by authentic medical data obtained from patients originating from the territories which were geographically close to each other (Serbia and Montenegro seaside, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, the territories of the former Yugoslavia).
Автор: Broz, Svetlana Название: Good People In An Evil Time ISBN: 1590511964 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590511961 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2991 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In the 1990s Svetlana Broz, granddaughter of former Yugoslav head of state Marshal Tito, volunteered her services as a physician in war-torn Bosnia. She discovered that her patients were not only in need of medical care, but that they urgently had a story to tell, a story suppressed by nationalist politicians and the mainstream media. What Broz heard compelled her to devote herself over the next several years to the collection of firsthand testimonies from the war. These testimonies show that ordinary people can and do resist the murderous ideology of genocide even under the most terrible historical circumstances. We are introduced to Mile Plakalovic, a magnificent humanist, who drove his taxi through the streets of Sarajevo, picking the wounded up off the sidewalk and delivering food and clothing to young and old, even when the bombing was at its worst. We meet Velimir Milosevic, poet, who traveled with an actor and entertained children as they hid in basements to avoid the bombing and gunfire, and we hear the stories of countless others who put themselves in grave danger to help others, regardless of ethnic background. Faced with a world in which unspeakable crimes not only went unpunished but were rewarded with glory, profit, and power, the Bosnians of all faiths who testify in this book were starkly confronted with the limits and possibilities of their own ethical choices. Here, in their own words they describe how people helped one another across ethnic lines and refused the myths promoted by the engineers of genocide. This book refutes the stereotype of inevitable natural enmities in the Balkans and reveals the responsibility of individual actions and political manipulations for the genocide; it is a searing portrait of the experience of war as well as a provocative study of the possibilities of resistance and solidarity. The testimonies reverberate far beyond the frontiers of the former Yugoslavia. This compelling book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality on the ground of the ethnic conflicts of the late twentieth and the twenty-first centuries.
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