Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

ISBN-10: 1564784010

ISBN-13: 9781564784018

Edition: 2005

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This is not a book about Chernobyl, but about the world it has left us. Alexievich spent three years interviewing dozens of survivors, victims and witnesses. This is their testimony, their voices, and they are unforgettable.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov was a Russian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer best known for his use of humor and satire. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 15, 1891, and graduated from the Medical School of Kiev University in 1916. He served as a field doctor during World War I. Bulgakov's association with the Moscow Art Theater began in 1926 with the production of his play The Days of the Turbins, which was based on his novel The White Guard. His work was popular, but since it ridiculed the Soviet establishment, was frequently censored. His satiric novel The Heart of a Dog was not published openly in the U.S.S.R. until 1987. Bulgakov's plays including Pushkin and Moliere dealt with artistic freedom. His last novel, The Master and Margarita, was not published until 1966-67 and in censored form. Bulgakov died in Moscow on March 10, 1940.Mikhail Bulgakov(18911940) was a Russian novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Master and Margarita. Andrew Bromfieldhas translated works by Boris Akunin, Vladimir Voinovich, Irina Denezhkina, and Victor Pelevin. Keith Gessenwas born in Russia and is a novelist, critic, translator, and cofounder of the literary magazine n + 1. He lives in New York.

Translator's Prefacep. vii
Historical Notep. 1
Prologue: A Solitary Human Voicep. 5
The Land of the Dead
On Why We Rememberp. 25
About What Can Be Talked about with the Living and the Deadp. 27
About a Whole Life Written down on Doorsp. 34
By Those Who Returnedp. 36
About What Radiation Looks Likep. 50
About a Song without Wordsp. 53
About a Homelandp. 54
About How a Person Is Only Clever and Refined in Evilp. 64
Soldiers' Chorusp. 67
The Land of the Living
About Old Propheciesp. 85
About a Moonlit Landscapep. 88
About a Man Whose Tooth Was Hurting When He Saw Christ Fallp. 90
About a Single Bulletp. 96
About How We Can't Live without Chekhov and Tolstoyp. 104
About War Moviesp. 109
A Screamp. 118
About a New Nationp. 119
About Writing Chernobylp. 126
About Lies and Truthsp. 133
People's Chorusp. 143
Amazed by Sadness
About What We Didn't Know: Death Can Be So Beautifulp. 155
About the Shovel and the Atomp. 158
About Taking Measurementsp. 165
About How the Frightening Things in Life Happen Quietly and Naturallyp. 167
About Answersp. 174
About Memoriesp. 177
About Loving Physicsp. 179
About Expensive Salamip. 185
About Freedom and the Dream of an Ordinary Deathp. 187
About the Shadow of Deathp. 193
About a Damaged Childp. 197
About Political Strategyp. 199
By a Defender of the Soviet Governmentp. 205
About Instructionsp. 206
About the Limitless Power One Person Can Have over Anotherp. 210
About Why We Love Chernobylp. 217
Children's Chorusp. 221
A Solitary Human Voicep. 225
In Place of an Epiloguep. 239
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