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The Resource The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Label
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II
Title
The unwomanly face of war
Title remainder
an oral history of women in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"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
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Summary
This absorbing oral history, a Nobel Prize-winning author compiles firsthand reports of Russian women in military service during World War II. Many were reluctant to discuss their experiences; while they often performed similar duties as men (for example, as snipers or tank drivers) their perceptions and experiences differed significantly. Weaving their accounts into a vivid tapestry, The Unwomanly Face of War spotlights previously unnoticed ordeals and historical achievements. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10569286
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/4709252
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
A5313 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an oral history of women in World War II
Label
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From a conversation with a historian -- A human being is greater than war -- "I don't want to remember..." -- "Grow up, girls... you're still green..." -- "I alone came back to Mama..." -- "Two wars live in our house..." -- "Telephones don't shoot..." -- "They awarded us little medals..." -- "It wasn't me..." -- "I remember those eyes even now..." -- "We didn't shoot..." -- "They needed soldiers... but we also wanted to be beautiful..." -- "Young ladies! Do you know: the Commander of a Sappier Platoon lives only two months..." -- "To see him just once..." -- "About tiny potatoes..." -- "Mama, what's a papa?" -- "And she puts her hand to her heart..." -- "Suddenly we wanted desperately to live..."
Control code
5870857
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xliii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780399588723
Lccn
2016036099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966273498
  • (OCoLC)966273498
Label
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From a conversation with a historian -- A human being is greater than war -- "I don't want to remember..." -- "Grow up, girls... you're still green..." -- "I alone came back to Mama..." -- "Two wars live in our house..." -- "Telephones don't shoot..." -- "They awarded us little medals..." -- "It wasn't me..." -- "I remember those eyes even now..." -- "We didn't shoot..." -- "They needed soldiers... but we also wanted to be beautiful..." -- "Young ladies! Do you know: the Commander of a Sappier Platoon lives only two months..." -- "To see him just once..." -- "About tiny potatoes..." -- "Mama, what's a papa?" -- "And she puts her hand to her heart..." -- "Suddenly we wanted desperately to live..."
Control code
5870857
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xliii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780399588723
Lccn
2016036099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn966273498
  • (OCoLC)966273498

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