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Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
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by Svetlana Alexievich; Keith Gessen (Translator)


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  • Title Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  • Author Svetlana Alexievich; Keith Gessen (Translator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition. F
  • Pages 240
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, Illinois
  • Date 2005-06-28
  • Features Dust Cover, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9781564784018 / 1564784010
  • Weight 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.1 in (23.11 x 16.26 x 2.79 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 1980's
    • Chronological Period: 1990's
    • Chronological Period: 20th Century
    • Chronological Period: 21st Century
    • Cultural Region: Eastern Europe
    • Cultural Region: Russian
  • Library of Congress subjects Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl,, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl,
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2004063332
  • Dewey Decimal Code 363.179

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Citations

  • Booklist, 05/15/2005, Page 1618
  • New York Times, 06/19/2005, Page 18
  • Publishers Weekly, 02/28/2005, Page 50

About the author

Svetlana Alexievich was born in the Ukraine and studied journalism at the University of Minsk. Her books, including Voices from Chernobyl, document the emotional history of Soviet and post-Soviet life through interviews. Alexievich has received numerous awards for her writing, including a prize from the Swedish PEN Institute for "courage and dignity as a writer." She was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2015 "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Translator Keith Gessen was born in Russia and educated at Harvard. He is a founding editor of n+1 and has written about literature and culture for Dissent, The Nation, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books. He is the author of the novel A Terrible Country and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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