Modern Classics Chernobyl Prayer

Modern Classics  Chernobyl Prayer

There's a reason Ms. Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' - Craig Mazin, creator of the HBO / Sky TV series Chernobyl - A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text - In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl ...

Author: Svetlana Alexievich

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780241270530

Category: History

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 'Absolutely essential and heartbreaking reading. There's a reason Ms. Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' - Craig Mazin, creator of the HBO / Sky TV series Chernobyl - A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text - In April 1986 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. 'Beautifully written. . . heart-breaking' - Arundhati Roy, Elle 'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' - Helen Simpson, Observer
Categories: History

Chernobyl Prayer

Chernobyl Prayer

PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS CHERNOBYL PRAYER 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.

Author: Svetlana Alexievich

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241270547

Category: History

Page: 304

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A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 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.
Categories: History

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood

Similar dynamics, symbolism, and rhetoric prevail in Chernobyl Prayer to discuss the children of Chernobyl. The child is indeed used as a symbol by the “existentially anguished adult” also in the verbal fabric of Chernobyl Prayer.

Author: Marina Balina

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000780727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood is a collection of multidisciplinary scholarly essays on childhood experience. The volume offers new critical approaches to Russian and Soviet childhood at the intersection of philosophy, literary criticism, film/visual studies, and history. Pedagogical ideas and practices, and the ideological and political underpinnings of the experience of growing up in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union, and Putin’s contemporary Russia are central venues of analysis. Toward the goal of constructing the "multimedial childhood text," the contributors tackle issues of happiness and trauma associated with childhood and foreground its fluidity and instability in the Russian context. The volume further examines practices of reading childhood: as nostalgic text, documentary evidence, and historic mythology. Considering Russian childhood as historical documentation or fictional narrative, as an object of material culture, and as embodied in different media (periodicals, visual culture, and cinema), the volume intends to both problematize but also elucidate the relationship between childhood, history, and various modes of narrativity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Who s Who in Contemporary Women s Writing

Who s Who in Contemporary Women s Writing

Alongside physical and psychological torments, Aleksievich's Chernobyl Prayer records incidents of love and superhuman generosity, courage, and self-sacrifice – which presages her next envisioned project, a quasi-documentary about love.

Author: Jane Eldridge Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136214301

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors, a picture emerges of the incredible range of women's writing in our time, from Toni Morrison to Fleur Adcock- all are here. This book includes the established and well-loved but also opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.
Categories: Literary Collections

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Chernobyl Prayer: Chronicle for the Future (“Ostozh'e,” Moscow): 223 pp. (in Russian) (cited by Literaturnaya Gazetta, Moscow, April 24, p. 3). Almond, D. Jr., Edlung, L., & Palmer, M. (2007). Chernobyl's Subclinical Legacy: Prenatal ...

Author: Alexey V. Yablokov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781573317573

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 345

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This volume, written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been much discussion concerning the impacts of nuclear accidents, and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants that were emitted from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The official discussions emanating from the IAEA and associated UN agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and as a consequence these reports have erred on the side of negative findings simply because much of what was known was not included in their assessments. This new book provides a complete and extensive summary of all known research, including that published in Russian and Ukrainian, and provides new insights to the likely long term health and environmental consequences of nuclear accidents. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

American Television during a Television Presidency

American Television during a Television Presidency

23 Svetlana Alexievich, Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future, trans Anna Gunin, Kindle ed. (London: Penguin, 2016), 33. 24 Lincoln Geraghty, American Science Fiction Film and Television (Oxford, UK: Berg, 2009), 7.

Author: Karen McNally

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814349373

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Explores the ways television documents, satirizes, and critiques the political era of the Trump presidency.
Categories: Performing Arts

Collective Structures of Imagination in Jungian Interpretation

Collective Structures of Imagination in Jungian Interpretation

3 Svetlana Alexijewicz's Voices of Chernobyl Prayer: The Chronicle of the Future My second literary example is Voices of Chernobyl Prayer: The Chronicle of the Future6 by Svetlana Alexijewicz. She is a Belarusian journalist who is most ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004468757

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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This volume explores the theoretical area of C. G. Jung's social thought (social imagery) and its contemporary interpretations in the perspective of the political conflicts phenomena, stereotypes, discrimination, consumerism, popular culture, technopolis and dysfunctions in the sense of security.
Categories: Philosophy

Displacement and Post memory in Post Soviet Women s Writing

Displacement and  Post memory in Post Soviet Women   s Writing

Sometimes the author is an audible and visible character in these works: for example, in the book Chernobyl Prayer. A Chronicle of the Future37 the author 'interviews' herself on the subject of 'silenced history'.

Author: Marja Sorvari

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030958374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

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The book examines prominent literary works from the past two decades by Russian women writers dealing with the Soviet past. It explores works such as Daniel Stein, Interpreter by Ludmilla Ulitskaya, The Time of Women by Elena Chizhova, Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich, and In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, and uncovers connecting thematic structures and features. Focusing on the concepts of displacement and postmemory, the book shows how these works have given voice to those on the margins of society and of ‘great history’ whose resistance was often silent. In doing so, these women writers portray the everyday experiences and trauma of displaced women and girls during the second half of the twentieth century. This study offers new insights into the importance of these women writers’ work in creating and preserving cultural memory in post-Soviet Russia.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe

Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster. New York: Picador. ———. 2016. Chernobyl Prayer. A Chronicle of the Future. London: Penguin Books. Andreev, Sergei. 2019. “Chuzhoe Voroshat, a Svoe Ne Pomniat.

Author: Anastasiya Astapova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000214697

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This collection of state-of-the-art essays explores conspiracy cultures in post-socialist Eastern Europe, ranging from the nineteenth century to contemporary manifestations. Conspiracy theories about Freemasons, Communists and Jews, about the Chernobyl disaster, and about George Soros and the globalist elite have been particularly influential in Eastern Europe, but they have also been among the most prominent worldwide. This volume explores such conspiracy theories in the context of local Eastern European histories and discourses. The chapters identify four major factors that have influenced cultures of conspiracy in Eastern Europe: nationalism (including ethnocentrism and antisemitism), the socialist past, the transition period, and globalization. The research focuses on the impact of imperial legacies, nation-building, and the Cold War in the creation of conspiracy theories in Eastern Europe; the effects of the fall of the Iron Curtain and conspiracism in a new democratic setting; and manifestations of viral conspiracy theories in contemporary Eastern Europe and their worldwide circulation with the global rise of populism. Bringing together a diverse landscape of Eastern European conspiracism that is a result of repeated exchange with the "West," the book includes case studies that examine the history, legacy, and impact of conspiracy cultures of Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, the former Yugoslav countries, and the former Soviet Union. The book will appeal to scholars and students of conspiracy theories, as well as those in the areas of political science, area studies, media studies, cultural studies, psychology, philosophy, and history, among others. Politicians, educators, and journalists will find this book a useful resource in countering disinformation in and about the region.
Categories: Political Science

Meat

Meat

3 The Chernobyl Forum is the name of a group of UN agencies, founded on February 3–5, 2003, ... 24 Svetlana Alexievich, Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl, a Chronicle of the Future (London: Penguin, 2016), 223.

Author: Sushmita Chatterjee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012481

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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What is meat? Is it simply food to consume, or a metaphor for our own bodies? Can “bloody” vegan burgers, petri dish beef, live animals, or human milk be categorized as meat? In pursuing these questions, the contributors to Meat! trace the shifting boundaries of the meanings of meat across time, geography, and cultures. In studies of chicken, fish, milk, barbecue, fake meat, animal sacrifice, cannibalism, exotic meat, frozen meat, and other manifestations of meat, they highlight meat's entanglements with race, gender, sexuality, and disability. From the imperial politics embedded in labeling canned white tuna as “the chicken of the sea” to the relationship between beef bans, yoga, and bodily purity in Hindu nationalist politics, the contributors demonstrate how meat is an ideal vantage point from which to better understand transnational circuits of power and ideology as well as the histories of colonialism, ableism, and sexism. Contributors Neel Ahuja, Irina Aristarkhova, Sushmita Chatterjee, Mel Y. Chen, Kim Q. Hall, Jennifer A. Hamilton, Anita Mannur, Elspeth Probyn, Parama Roy, Banu Subramaniam, Angela Willey, Psyche Williams-Forson
Categories: Social Science