Last Witnesses - Unchildlike Stories

Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)

History

What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started interviewing people who had experienced war as children, the generation that survived and had to live with the trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation.

With remarkable care and empathy, Alexievich gives voice to those whose stories are lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history of one of the most important events of the twentieth century.

Published to great acclaim in the Soviet Union in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, this masterpiece offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human consequences of the war - and an extraordinary chronicle of the Russian soul.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141983561
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : July 2020
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 320