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Secondhand Time - The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich

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The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature-a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre," describing her work as "a history of emotions-a history of the soul." Alexievich's distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it's like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres-but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. "Through the voices of those who confided in her," The Nation writes, "Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil-in a word, about ourselves." Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time "For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."-Nobel Prize Committee "For the past thirty or forty years [Alexievich has] been busy mapping the Soviet an

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

23h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:41


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:37


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:03


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:31


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:00


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:55


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:31


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:52


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:30


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:56


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:59


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:10


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:20


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:35


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:13


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

01:51


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:35


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:25


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:27


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:31


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:46


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:34


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:16


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:27


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:02


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:39


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:38


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:52


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:47


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:16


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:19


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:48


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:07


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:57


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:31


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:57


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:43


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:39


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:25


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:11


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:42


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:31


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:53


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:06


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:38


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:27


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:56


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:48


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:30


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:45


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:17


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:26


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:25


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:18


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:14


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:43


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:44


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:00


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

08:28


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:39


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:51


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:23


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:51


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:49


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:55


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:24


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:02


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:52


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:50


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:42


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:19


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:51


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:56


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:13

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