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Author Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author
Title U voĭny--ne zhenskoe lit︠so︡-- . English
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Imprint New York : Random House, [2017]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D810.W7 A366 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001298280
 人文社會聯圖  D810.W7 A5313 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020553210
 Modern History Library  940.5347 A366    AVAILABLE    30550100646775
Edition First Edition
Descript xliii, 335 pages ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Russian as У войны не женское лицо by Mastatskaya Litaratura, Minsk, in 1985. Copyright © 1985 by Svetlana Alexievich. Originally published in English as War's unwomanly face by Progress Publishers, Moscow, in 1988. This English translation is published in the United Kingdom by Penguin, London"--Title page verso
Translated from the Russian
"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Soviet Union
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Russian
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
Women and war -- Soviet Union
Alt Author Pevear, Richard, 1943- translator
Volokhonsky, Larissa, translator
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