Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

"Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets" is a compilation of personal narratives from individuals who lived through the transformation of the Soviet Union to modern Russia. The book provides a vivid and emotional portrayal of the experiences of ordinary people during this period of significant societal and political change. The author uses these narratives to explore themes such as the impact of political ideology on individual lives, the nature of memory and history, and the enduring effects of trauma and loss.

The 6928th greatest book of all time


Published
2013
Nationality
Belarusian
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
700-800
Words
330,000
Original Language
Russian

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