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By Svetlana Alexievich,Richard Pevear,Larissa Volokhonsky

The long-awaited translation of the vintage oral background of Soviet women's reviews within the moment global conflict - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Bringing jointly dozens of voices in her specific sort, The Unwomanly Face of conflict is Svetlana Alexievich's choice of tales from Soviet ladies who lived during the moment global battle: at the entrance traces, at the domestic entrance, and in occupied territories. As Alexievich provides voice to girls who're absent from respectable narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers, pilots - she indicates us a brand new model of the battle we are so accustomed to, growing a unprecedented substitute historical past from their inner most stories.

Published in 1985 in Russia and now on hand in English for the 1st time, The Unwomanly Face of conflict was Alexievich's first booklet and an immense bestseller within the Soviet Union, constructing her as a brilliantly progressive writer.

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