Haunting stories from the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 'A masterpiece of reportage' (New York Review of Books)- A new translation based on the updated and expanded text - 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 Zinc presents 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 Zinc sparked huge controversy for its unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war.
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ISBN
9780241264119
Publisert
2017
Utgave
1. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
SD Books
Vekt
230 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
128 mm
Dybde
18 mm
Aldersnivå
Voksen
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
Heftet

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