Boys in Zinc #2020

Boys in Zinc Svetlana Alexievich Andrew Bromfield Boys in Zinc The haunting history of the Soviet Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature A new translation based on the updated text From to Soviet troops engaged in a devastating

  • Title: Boys in Zinc
  • Author: Svetlana Alexievich Andrew Bromfield
  • ISBN: 9780241264119
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Boys in Zinc Svetlana Alexievich Andrew Bromfield The haunting history of the Soviet Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 A new translation based on the updated 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 zThe haunting history of the Soviet Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 A new translation based on the updated 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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    1. This is the second book by Alexievich I ve read, and it s also so depressing as to be almost unreadable The title, Zinky Boys, comes from the zinc coffins the soldiers came home in The introduction stresses the comparisons between the American war in Vietnam Both times, soldiers came home to a war which others felt was a mistake, both had high tech forces against a ferocious resistance, both led to unscrupulous sadism against the civilian population, both countries underwent a crisis of identity [...]

    2. I remember back in the 70s having to sit through long presentations regarding the Soviet Union and the military might thereof These briefings were given by American military personnel and the general theme was that the Soviet Union was an evil empire, armed to the teeth It seemed that they had endless munitions and hordes of personnel under arms, all of whom wanted our stuff They had no stuff in the Soviet Union, we were told, and they would be coveting our stuff, which we had in abundance Some [...]

    3. Maldito sejas, Afeganist o Rapazes de Zinco 1989 mais uma obra da escritora e jornalista bielorrussa Svetlana Alexievich n 1948 , galardoada com o Pr mio Nobel da Literatura em 2015 pela sua escrita polif nica, monumento ao sofrimento e coragem na nossa poca O seu projecto liter rio Vozes da Utopia congrega cinco obras A Guerra N o Tem Rosto de Mulher 1985 , As ltimas Testemunhas 1985 a ser editado em Portugal em 2017 , Rapazes de Zinco 1989 , Vozes de Chernobyl 1997 4 e O Fim do Homem Sovi tico [...]

    4. You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilisation left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.Mr Gustave The Grand Budapest Hotel H livros que nunca deveriam ser escritos, mas que devem ser lidos por todos Rapazes de Zinco atira o leitor para dentro do absurdo, para uma descida vertiginosa ao impens vel O homem fluido Tolstoi Nele h tudo A 25 de dezembro de 1979 o governo sovi tico envia tropas para o Afeganist o Para uma guerra in til que durar 10 anos A autora co [...]

    5. ZINKY BOYS A REQUIEM TO THE REMEMBERED When I read a few days ago in Ladbroke betting site that Svetlana Alexievich, the great Belarusian writer, is topping as a probable candidate for 2015 Nobel prize for literature, I felt a palpitation in my heart Ever since I read her book Zinky Boys, I have been a great fan of this writer Now that she has won the prize, my joy knows no bounds as she is a truly deserving writer to win Nobel Prize I own two books of her Zinky Boys and Voices from Cherneobyl B [...]

    6. I could not and still cannot read this book for than 10 pages at a time I put it down, wipe my tears, walk around the house a few times, and get back to it with some wariness One of my friends students once said to me, Never, never teach a class on Afghanistan without this book Or for that matter on war The love of a mother for her son and sometimes daughter has never, for me, been so strongly conveyed as in this book The fear and idealism of the soldier never opened up so carefully, so delicat [...]

    7. Svetlana Aleksievic ha vinto il Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 2015 per la sua scrittura polifonica, un monumento alla sofferenza e al coraggio nel nostro tempo In questo scritto, unico suo che abbia letto, si trovano la scrittura polifonica e tanta, tanta sofferenza, un oceano di dolore L argomento non di attualit , si parla della guerra in Afghanistan che l Urss intent nel 1979 e che fu costretta a chiudere dieci anni dopo Il libro strutturato in una serie di interviste a ex combattenti r [...]

    8. Rapazes de Zinco mais uma narrativa documental, ou romance de vozes da escritora bielorrussa que se notabilizou pelo desenvolvimento deste g nero liter rio Neste livro o tema a guerra afeg sovi tica decorrida entre 1979 1989 , na qual a URSS enviou contingentes para lutarem juntamente com as tropas do governo marxista da ent o designada Rep blica Democr tica do Afeganist o contra grupos de guerrilheiros mujahidins Uma interven o arbitr ria e de car cter imperialista num pa s estrangeiro O livro [...]

    9. When I was young, for a while I wanted to be a historian I was fascinated by the past, but particularly by individuals I remember writing a sweeping story from the point of view of Robespierre, his life, loves, even his mum My teacher gave me a shit grade and told me history is not about people, but about events Over two weeks I just read Boys in Zinc, and A Chernobyl Prayer This is a review for both books I almost stopped reading after the first account in A Chernobyl Prayer The pain of the sto [...]

    10. A brutal look at the Afghanistan war of the 1980s, as told from the Soviet perspective Alexievich is a journalist the book is mostly interviews of soldiers, civilian employees, mothers, and widows affected by the war , but it s clear that she presents these responses for her own narrative and rhetorical purposes Even if you have no interest in this specific war, this book is an utterly compelling look at so many things the mentality of obeying orders without questioning them a particular talent [...]

    11. Na sv te existujou spravedliv ocen n , jako t eba zlat hokejka pro Jardu J gra, a nespravedliv ocen n , jako nap klad cokoli co se t k zp v n a Richarda Kraj a Nobelova cena za literaturu pro Alexijevi ovou definitivn pat do prvn skupiny ocen n Jej Zinkov chlapci jsou sb rka osud sov tsk ch matek, vdov a voj k z afgh nsk v lky A u za tohle by si zaslou ila Nobelovku.Afgh nsk v lka se v t inou v eb k ch v lek nedost v pln na vysok pozice a proto se nevyskytuje ve standardn ch esk ch koln ch osnov [...]

    12. Hrozn kniha o zbyto nej vojne a kontexte vo vtedaj om ZSSR a o tom, ako vyzeraj udia, ktor tam boli, pr padne ich pozostal Ne tajte to Zle v m bude Bolo to ned vno.

    13. Tai pirmoji autor s knyga, kuri perskai iau Rodos, jau nema ai esu skai iusi k rini apie kar , ta iau is kitoks nutvilk skausmingai nuo pat pirm j eilu i Patiko knygos formatas dokumentin apysaka menine kalba apvilkti tikri atsiminimai, liudijimai karo auk , j motin , mon Jau anks iau nema ai gird ta apie Rusijos propagandos mastus ir absurdi kum , ta iau knygoje apra yti propagandos pavyzd iai palieka gumul gerkl j, nuo kurio skaitydamas ir pats imi dusti nuo pa aukt internacionalinei pareigai [...]

    14. What made this book so powerful, so heartbreaking, was its simplicity In Zinky Boys, Russian journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviews the mothers, widows, civilians and soldiers whose lives were destroyed by the USSR s ten year war in Afghanistan The 197 pages are filled with dozens of short interviews which left me close to tears, depressed, imagining myself burying a son or thinking what it would take to kill without judgment.Page 23 An army nurse recalls, Sometimes we massacred a whole villa [...]

    15. Dar viena knyga apie kolektyvin m stym , kuris niekur nenuveda.A galiu suprasti jaun , nepatyrusi, idealizmo ir kovine dvasia augint berniok nieko ne inojo, kol nepamat Man sunkiau suvokti, kaip gal jo tyl ti tie, kurie siunt Ko jie tik josi K jie galvojo kai mat , kad karas vis nesibaigia Baisi knyga Kaip ir visos Aleks jevi knygos.

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