The Resource Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen

Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen

Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster
Title
Voices from Chernobyl
Title remainder
the oral history of a nuclear disaster
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Voices From Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of what happened on April 26, 1986, when the worst nuclear reactor accident in history contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book--interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown. Their narratives form a crucial document revealing how the government masked the event with deception and denial. Harrowing and unforgettable, Voices From Chernobyl bears witness to a tragedy and its aftermath in a book that is as unforgettable as it is essential
Member of
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for General Nonfiction, 2005.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FVC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
363.17/99094777
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Tchernobylskaia molitva
LC call number
TD186.5.B35
LC item number
A4413 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aleksievich, Svetlana
  • Gessen, Keith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Russian literature
Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Historical note -- Prologue. A solitary human voice -- Part one. The land of the dead -- About what can be talked about with the living and the dead -- About a whole life written down on doors -- Soldiers' chorus -- About what radiation looks like -- About a song without words -- About a homeland -- About repentance -- By those who returned -- Part two. The land of the living -- About old prophecies -- About a moonlit landscape -- About a man whose tooth was hurting when he saw Christ fall -- About a single bullet -- About how we can't live without Chekhov and Tolstoy -- About war movies -- A scream -- About a new nation -- About writing Chernobyl -- About lies and truths -- People's chorus -- Part three. Amazed by sadness -- About what we didn't know : death can be so beautiful -- About the shovel and the atom -- About taking measurements -- About how the frightening things in life happen quietly and naturally -- About answers -- About memories -- About loving physics -- About expensive salami -- About freedom and the dream of an ordinary death -- About the shadow of death -- About a damaged child -- About political strategy -- By a defender of the Soviet government -- About instructions -- About the facts -- About why we love Chernobyl -- Children's chorus -- A solitary human voice -- In place of an epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781628973303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)67557517
  • 600122
  • (OCoLC)ocm67557517
  • 600122
  • 984731
Label
Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster, Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen
Publication
Note
"First published in Russian as Tchernobylskaia Molitva by Editions Ostojie"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's preface -- Historical note -- Prologue. A solitary human voice -- Part one. The land of the dead -- About what can be talked about with the living and the dead -- About a whole life written down on doors -- Soldiers' chorus -- About what radiation looks like -- About a song without words -- About a homeland -- About repentance -- By those who returned -- Part two. The land of the living -- About old prophecies -- About a moonlit landscape -- About a man whose tooth was hurting when he saw Christ fall -- About a single bullet -- About how we can't live without Chekhov and Tolstoy -- About war movies -- A scream -- About a new nation -- About writing Chernobyl -- About lies and truths -- People's chorus -- Part three. Amazed by sadness -- About what we didn't know : death can be so beautiful -- About the shovel and the atom -- About taking measurements -- About how the frightening things in life happen quietly and naturally -- About answers -- About memories -- About loving physics -- About expensive salami -- About freedom and the dream of an ordinary death -- About the shadow of death -- About a damaged child -- About political strategy -- By a defender of the Soviet government -- About instructions -- About the facts -- About why we love Chernobyl -- Children's chorus -- A solitary human voice -- In place of an epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781628973303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)67557517
  • 600122
  • (OCoLC)ocm67557517
  • 600122
  • 984731

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