Second-hand Time-9781913097219

Second-hand Time by Alexievich, Svetlana, Shayevich, Bela

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Author: Alexievich, Svetlana, Shayevich, Bela


Published on 1 December 2019 by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 702 pages
198 x 115 x 36 | 414g

Second-hand Time is the latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. Here she brings together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in a formidable attempt to chart the disappearance of a culture and to surmise what new kind of man may emerge from the rubble. Fashioning a singular, polyphonic literary form by combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, Alexievich creates a magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, a brilliant, poignant and unique portrait of post-Soviet society out of the stories of ordinary women and men.