Los Muchachos de Zinc

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich
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ISBN: 9788499926292
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Una obra maestra con una perspectiva �nica y desgarradora sobre la guerra de Afganist�n, de la Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015, Svetlana Alexi�vich, �la voz de los sin voz�. Entre 1979 y 1989 un mill�n de tropas sovi�ticas combatieron en una guerra devastadora en Afganist�n que provoc� m�s de 50.000 bajas y acab� con la juventud y la humanidad de varias decenas de miles de soldados m�s. Los muertos sovi�ticos volv�an a casa en ata�des de zinc sellados mientras el estado no reconoc�a ni la mera existencia del conflicto. Los muchachos de zinc gener� una inmensa pol�mica y mucha indignaci�n cuando fue publicada originalmente en la URSS: las cr�ticas acusaron a su autora de haber escrito un �texto fantasioso lleno de injurias� y de ser parte de �un coro hist�rico de ataques malignos�. En el libro, Svetlana Alexi�vich presenta el testimonio c�ndido y emocionante de los oficiales y los soldados rasos, de las enfermeras y las prostitutas, las madres, los hijos y las hijas que describen la guerra y sus duraderos efectos. El resultado es una historia turbadora por su brutalidad y reveladora en su parecido a la experiencia estadounidense en Vietnam y m�s tarde en Irak y el mismo Afganist�n. Svetlana Alexievich expone la verdad de la guerra afgano-sovi�tica: la belleza del pa�s y los brutales abusos del ej�rcito, las muertes y las mutilaciones, la profusi�n de productos occidentales, las vidas humilladas y destrozadas de los veteranos. Los muchachos de zinc ofrece una perspectiva �nica, desgarradora e inolvidable sobre la realidad de la guerra. Rese�as: �Por su obra polif�nica, un monumento al sufrimiento y al coraje en nuestro tiempo.� Academia Sueca, fallo del Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015 �La voz de Alexi�vich es mucho m�s que la suma de las voces que recoge, consiguiendo que la guerra sea tan omnipresente y tan personal, tan real, como cualquier relato de ficci�n no lo logr� de cualquier otra guerra.� Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker �Durante los �ltimos treinta o cuarenta a�os, Alexi�vich se ha dedicado a retratar al individuo sovi�tico y post sovi�tico, pero su obra no es realmente una historia de los acontecimientos. Es una historia de las emociones, lo que nos ofrece es un mundo emocional, una historia del alma.� Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Winner of the Nobel Prize: "For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." ?Swedish Academy, Nobel Prize citation Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties?and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR?it was called by reviewers there a "slanderous piece of fantasy" and part of a "hysterical chorus of malign attacks"?Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict. Svetlana Alexievich brings us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war.

The Unwomanly Face of War

Author: Светлана Алексиевич
Publisher:
ISBN: 0399588728
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"Bringing together dozens of voices ... [this is a] collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories"--Provided by publisher.

Boys in Zinc

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780241264119
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Is the word 'Motherland' just a meaningless term to you? We did what the Motherland asked of us' From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zincpresents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings who describe the lasting effects of war. Weaving together their stories, Svetlana Alexievich shows us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan conflict- the killing and the beauty of small everyday moments, the shame of returned veterans, the worries of all those left behind. When it was first published in the USSR in 1991, Boys in Zincsparked huge controversy for its unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war.

In Search of the Free Individual

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501726927
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"I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans." So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing. Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation.

Plutonia

Author: Vladimir Obruchev
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365248798
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Welcome to the Russian Jurassic Park! A good science-fiction novel must be plausible; its reader must be convinced that all the events described could take place in certain circumstances, that there is nothing supernatural in them. The title Plutonia refers to the novel's setting in a lost land. It is an underground world having its own sun, called Pluto for the Roman god of the underworld. The terrain is marked by dramatic geographic features and inhabited by monstrous animals and primitive people. These are essentially the animal and plant life of previous geological periods in their natural surroundings. As the five scientists venture deeper into the underground area, they encounter many adventures, more and more ancient life forms, back to dinosaurs and other Jurassic species.

Voices from Chernobyl

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312425845
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The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history, which occurred on April 26, 1986 in the Soviet Union in Chernobyl, a disaster that spread radioactive contamination across much of Europe. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Unforgiven

Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 045147788X
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"Moira Hayes hadn't seen Kenneth Woodfall in nearly eight years. Nor did she want to see this man who stirred such feelings of anger in her. After all, their families had been rivals since their great-grandfathers' day. And he was the reason--though indirectly--for her own brother's death. But Kenneth has returned from war and is home for good. And he isn't willing to forget the past--a time he shared with his first and only love, Miss Moira Hayes. The moment he sees her again, he knows his future"--

Muchachas 3

Author: Katherine Pancol
Publisher: La Esfera de los Libros
ISBN: 8490602131
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Branded

Author: Keary Taylor
Publisher: Keary Taylor Book, INC
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Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world. But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

Author: Ama Ata Aidoo
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 155861916X
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In this collection, Ama Aita Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty and humor. Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture. True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life through their distinct voices and speech. If there is no sweetness, there is the salt essential to life, even if it comes from tears, and the strength that comes from a history of endurance.