Modern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle Of The Future by Svetlana AlexievichModern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle Of The Future by Svetlana Alexievich

Modern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle Of The Future

bySvetlana Alexievich

Paperback | July 25, 2017

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The devastating history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 - A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the updated and expanded text - On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.
Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the Soviet Union and present-day Belarus, with prolonged periods of exile in Western Europe. Starting out as a journalist, she developed her own, distinctive non-fiction genre which brings together a chorus of voices to describe a specific histori...
Title:Modern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle Of The FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.79 × 5.09 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241270537

ISBN - 13:9780241270530

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