Loading, please wait...

Últimos Testigos: Los Niños de la Segunda Guerra Mundial/ Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets - by Svetlana Alexievich (Paperback)

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 336

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Military

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Debolsillo

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: World War II

Author: Svetlana Alexievich

Language: Spanish

Street Date: March 27, 2018
TCIN: 53522034
UPC: 9788466341486
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-3132
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



Book Synopsis



De la Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015, una obra maestra inédita hasta ahora que recoge el recuerdo de los niños que sobrevivieron a la segunda guerra mundial.

Un tema de gran interés desde una perspectiva totalmente distinta. La Segunda Guerra Mundial dejó casi trece millones de niños muertos y, en 1945, solo en Bielorrusia, vivían en los orfanatos unos veintisiete mil huérfanos, resultado de la devastación producida por la guerra en la población de ese país. A finales de los años ochenta la Premio Nobel Svetlana Alexiévich entrevistó a aquellos huérfanos y compuso con sus testimonios un emocionante relato de una de las mayores tragedias de la historia.

Esta obra maestra inédita constituye un retrato personal y profundamente conmovedor del conflicto en el que la propia autora no interviene más allá del prólogo: son sus protagonistas los que hablan conformando con sus palabras una especie de memoria coral de la guerra, original, auténtica y fascinante.

«[...] por su escritura polifónica, que es un monumento al valor y al sufrimiento en nuestro tiempo.», palabras del Jurado de la Academia Sueca al otorgar a la autora el Premio Nobel de Literatura 2015. «Me dedico a la historia omitida, las huellas imperceptibles de nuestro paso por la tierra y por el tiempo. Recojo la cotidianidad de los sentimientos, los pensamientos y las palabras. Intento captar la vida cotidiana del alma.»

Svetlana Alexiévich

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

- The New York Times

- The Washington Post

- The Boston Globe

- The Wall Street Journal

- NPR

- Financial Times

- Kirkus Reviews

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.



About the Author



Svetlana Alexiévich (1948) es una prestigiosa periodista y escritora bielorrusa cuya obra ofrece un retrato profundamente crítico de la antigua Unión Soviética y de las secuelas que ha dejado en sus habitantes. Su espíritu crítico, su profundo compromiso con los que sufren y su fructífera carrera literaria han sido reconocidos con innumerables galardones, entre los que cabe destacar el premio Nobel de Literatura (2015), el Premio Ryszard-Kapuscinski de Polonia (1996), el Premio Herder de Austria (1999), el Premio Nacional del Círculo de Críticos de Estados Unidos (2006), el Premio Médicis de Ensayo en Francia (2013) y el Premio de la Paz de los libreros alemanes (2013). Es oficial de la orden de las Artes y las Letras de la República Francesa. En castellano ha aparecido Voces de Chernobil (Debolsillo, 2015).
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.8 inches length x 4.9 inches width x 7.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the in-store purchase, ship date or online order pickup. See return policy for details.
See the return policy for complete information.

From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.