The Resource Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich

Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets
Title
Secondhand time
Title remainder
the last of the Soviets
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Title variation
  • Second-hand time
  • Secondhand time
Title variation remainder
  • the last of the Soviets
  • an oral history
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author
Translator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Alexievich charts the decline of Soviet culture and speculates on what will rise from the ashes of communism. Alexievich gives voice to women and men whose stories are lost in the official narratives of nation-states, creating [an] alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals
Member of
Awards note
Nobel prize in literature, 2015
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
947.086092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK510.76
LC item number
.A44913 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alexievich, Svetlana
  • Shayevich, Bela
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Oral history
  • Oral history
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An oral history"--Front cover
  • Translation of: Vremi͡a sekond khėnd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Remarks from an accomplice -- I. The Consolation of Apocalypse -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten Stories in a Red Interior -- On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement -- On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners...and the electorate -- On cries and whispers...and exhilaration -- On the lonely red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution -- On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning -- On a different Bible and a different kind of believer -- On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above -- On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul -- On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God -- On the little red flag and the smile of the axe -- II. The Charms of Emptiness -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten Stories In The Absence of an Interior -- On Romeo and Juliet...except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz -- On people who instantly transformed after the fall of communism -- On a loneliness that resembles happiness -- On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing you really wanted to do it -- On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman -- On a Stranger's Grief that God has deposited on your doorstep -- On life the bitch and one hundred grammes of fine powder in a little white vase -- On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust -- On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" -- On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9780399588808
Lccn
2016005925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2016005925
Label
Secondhand time : the last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Publication
Note
  • "An oral history"--Front cover
  • Translation of: Vremi͡a sekond khėnd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology -- Remarks from an accomplice -- I. The Consolation of Apocalypse -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (1991-2001) -- Ten Stories in a Red Interior -- On the beauty of dictatorship and the mystery of butterflies in cement -- On brothers and sisters, victims and executioners...and the electorate -- On cries and whispers...and exhilaration -- On the lonely red marshal and three days of forgotten revolution -- On the mercy of memories and the lust for meaning -- On a different Bible and a different kind of believer -- On the cruelty of the flames and salvation from above -- On the sweetness of suffering and the trick of the Russian soul -- On a time when anyone who kills believes that they are serving God -- On the little red flag and the smile of the axe -- II. The Charms of Emptiness -- Snatches of street noise and kitchen conversations (2002-2012) -- Ten Stories In The Absence of an Interior -- On Romeo and Juliet...except their names were Margarita and Abulfaz -- On people who instantly transformed after the fall of communism -- On a loneliness that resembles happiness -- On wanting to kill them all and the horror of realizing you really wanted to do it -- On the old crone with a braid and the beautiful young woman -- On a Stranger's Grief that God has deposited on your doorstep -- On life the bitch and one hundred grammes of fine powder in a little white vase -- On how nothing disgusts the dead and the silence of dust -- On the darkness of the evil one and "the other life we can build out of this one" -- On courage and what comes after -- Notes from an everywoman
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9780399588808
Lccn
2016005925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2016005925

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