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Vozes de Chernobyl

(Голоса утопии #4)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  16,859 ratings  ·  2,576 reviews
A 26 de abril de 1986, Chernobyl foi palco do pior desastre nuclear de sempre. As autoridades soviéticas esconderam a gravidade dos factos da população e da comunidade internacional, e tentaram controlar os danos enviando milhares de homens mal equipados e impreparados para o vórtice radioativo em que se transformara a região. O acidente acabou por contaminar quase três qu ...more
Paperback, 1.ª Ed., 328 pages
Published February 29th 2016 by Elsinore (first published 2016)
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Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Not for the faint-hearted
Today, April 26th, is the 26th 27th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe. In case you're wondering - no, Google did NOT feature it on its home page (same as last year, sadly). But shouldn't humanity remember this disaster?

This is one of the most horrifying books I have ever read. It reads like a postapocalyptic story, except for all of it is horrifyingly real.

Svetlana Alexievich, a journalist, provides real but almost surreal in their horror oral accounts of Chernobyl disaster. On April 26,
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Manny by: Pavel
The Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich spent three years interviewing people who had been involved in Chernobyl: villagers from the surrounding area, "liquidators" (members of the cleanup squad), widows and children, nuclear scientists, politicians, even people who, incredibly, had moved to Chernobyl after the accident. She presents their words almost without comment. Sometimes she adds a [Laughs]; sometimes [Stops]; sometimes [Starts crying]; sometimes [Breaks down completely]. I am not ...more
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was about 5 when Chernobyl happened, and my family lived near the Baltic Sea, not that far from the explosion zone, relatively speaking. I can't really remember what exactly I understood about what had happened. I remember our family friend's little niece came from Belorus to stay for the summer. I have strange knowledge of the dangers of radiation and mutations and acid rains and death by "belokroviye" (leukemia). I knew a lot of people with enlarged thyroids and I also somehow still know tha ...more
Maria Clara
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Horror en estado puro! Es impresionante... Estoy sin palabras. Mientras lees, hay relatos que... sobre todo el primero y el de la niña que no podía hacer pipi. Sencillamente de terror; de sufrimiento. Los otros relatos son para alucinar. Tanto que dejas de creer en el hombre.
Steven Godin
"Sometime in the future, we will understand Chernobyl as a philosophy. Two states divided by barbed wire: one, the zone itself; the other, everywhere else. People have hung white towels on the rotting stakes around the zone, as if they were crucifixes. It's a custom here. People go there as if to a graveyard. A post-technological world. Time has gone backwards. What is buried there is not only their home but a whole epoch. An epoch of faith. In science! In an ideal of social justice! A great emp ...more
Flotando esta reseña porque ayer se cumplieron 30 años de la tragedia de Chernóbil; y me gustaría hacer un sutil recordatorio de que si aún no has leído este libro, vale la pena hacerlo.

“Chernóbil para ellos no era una metáfora ni un símbolo, era su casa.”

Hagamos un experimento. Pregúntale a alguien, a cualquiera: ¿Cuál crees que es la peor tragedia que ha tenido que soportar la humanidad? Probablemente algunos mencionarán a Hitler, otros tal vez hablen de Hiroshima y Nagasaki, incluso algun
There was an emphasis on our being heroes. Once a week someone who was digging really well would receive a certificate of merit before all the other men. The Soviet Union's best grave digger. It was crazy.

One of the poets says somewhere that animals are a different people. I killed them by the ten, by the hundred, thousand, not even knowing what they were called. I destroyed their houses, their secrets. And buried them. Buried them.

These people don't exist any more, just the documents in our mus
Ne yazacağımı bilmiyorum. Nerden başlamam gerektiğini mi, bu kitabın 10 üzerinde 10 mu yoksa 5 üzerinde 2,5 mu olduğunda mı, okumak için öneririr miyim? Açıkcası ne diyeceğimi bilmiyorum.

İnsanların sistemler içinde (bir neslin) yok oluş trajedisini ben nasıl yorumlayabilirim ki? Bu insanların korkuları ve hayallerinin kayboluşunu mu; toprağın toprağa gömülmesini mi, yoksa doğanın bu süreçte nasıl hala çok güzel olup zehirli bir yaşam saçtığı mı? Ne söyleyebilirim ki?!

Çernobil Duası-Geleceğin Ta
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will never forget a documentary I saw about the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986. This documentary, The Battle of Chernobyl, directed by Thomas Johnson, provides a very good understanding of what happened at the time of the accident and afterwards. It contains rare original footage and interviews with people who were present, or involved in the handling of this catastrophe. It's available on YouTube and I highly recommend it, because I think it's a really good addition to ...more
Very touching voices, chronicling the Chernobyl experience and comparing life before and after the moment that changed everything.

Svetlana Alexievich captures the suffering of ordinary people of all walks of life, as well as that of professional staff sent to Chernobyl to deal with the crisis immediately after it happened. She creates a social panorama of the society that was affected in its totality by the nuclear disaster.

I will never forget my feelings in 1986, living in West Germany and att
Amira Mahmoud
الألم من جديد، الألم مرة أخرى. وقذارة الإنسان كالعادة!
يقول إبراهيم نصر الله في أحدى رواياته؛ لم يخلق الله وحشًا أسوأ من الإنسان، ولم يخلق الإنسان وحشًا أسوأ من الحرب.
الحرب هذه المرة غير متكافئة بالمرة ليس لاختلاف في قوة الطرفين المتحاربين بل لاختلاف الطرفين أنفسهم، الإنسان هُنا لا يحارب الإنسان.
الإنسان هُنا وبكل نرجسيته وجبروته يُحارب الطبيعة. استغلال الطبيعة بحكمة في سبيل رفاهية جديدة لنّا والمزيد منها هو أهم وظائف العلم لكن حين يتحول الاستغلال إلى حرب وتتحول الحكمة إلى جرأة تُكشّر الطبيعة عن أ
فهد الفهد
صلاة تشرنوبل

قبل أيام قليلة حلت الذكرى الثلاثين لكارثة تشرنوبل والتي وقعت في 26 إبريل 1986 م، حيث أدى ارتفاع في حرارة المفاعل رقم أربعة في محطة تشرنوبل إلى انفجاره قاذفاً مواد مشعة تفوق قنبلة هيروشيما بـ 350 مرة، حدث هذا بالقرب من مدينة بيربات شمال أوكرانيا حالياً، وداخل حدود الاتحاد السوفييتي سابقاً، ورغم وجود غورباتشوف في السلطة وقتها، ورغم سياسة إعادة البناء والشفافية (البيروسترويكا والجلاسنوست) التي كان يدعو إليها، إلا أن هذه الكارثة تم التعامل معها بطريقة ضاعفت من كارثيتها، فكعادة الانظمة ا
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A few years ago, I left a copy of Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History out on the table. It was designed as a sort of breadcrumb trail for my teenaged son who didn’t need to read since he already knew everything. I hoped he might be sucked in by the pictures.
A week later my son walked out of his bedroom clutching the book. “Have you read this!?” he was nearly yelling with urgency. “This guy…I can’t believe…shit! I’m telling my English teacher that he needs to make everyone in the
Adam Dalva
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extraordinary compendium of monologues detailing various effects of the Chernobyl disaster. Alexievich's skill at unearthing horrible, moving truths from her interviewees is notable. I'd suggest supplementing the book with some background reading on Chernobyl (wikipedia is fine), since the medium doesn't allow for a direct re-telling of what happened. The two wives' tales that bookend the narrative will stick with me for a long time.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Podés encontrar esta y otras reseñas en mi blog

«Voces de Chernóbil» era un libro que tenía pendiente desde hace mucho y que compré en cuanto me enteré de que su autora fue galardonada con el Premio Nobel de la literatura en el 2015.

Se trata de una crónica que recoge los testimonios de diferentes personas afectadas por una de los mayores tragedias en la historia de la humanidad. Los diferentes capítulos son entrevistas (o monólogos, como los denomina la autora) que Alexiévich seleccionó entr
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“¿Hay algo más pavoroso que el hombre?”

En mi comentario a “El fin del Homo Sovieticus” ya hablé suficientemente acerca de las muchas virtudes que adornan la prosa de Svetlana Aleksiévich y sobre las poderosas razones por las que todo el mundo debería leer el libro. Absolutamente todo lo dicho allí es trasladable a esta inteligente y estremecedora crónica de la catástrofe de Chernóbil, por lo que opto por no repetirme y, como la mejor forma de incentivar a su lectura, me limito a dejar hablar
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nobel, ucrânia, bib-p
“ Demorei a escrever este livro…Quase vinte anos…Encontrei-me e conversei com antigos trabalhadores da central, cientistas, médicos, soldados, cidadãos residentes na zona evacuada…”
Svetlana Alexievich, autora, Prémio Nobel de Literatura 2015

Enchi o livro de post-its, achei que iria ter muito para dizer… mas fiquei muda de espanto, de incredulidade, de revolta.
Seria mera repetição do que aqui foi dito, ninguém deve substituir o testemunho daqueles que viveram a experiência do desastre, sofrem as
Oct 11, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nobel
Note: This is not a review of the book.

Nobel prize makes us read writers we hadn't even heard of before. A good thing for sure. When I saw the news flash of 2014 lit prize I was like Patrick Who? The same as this year. Well, of course this is my utter ignorance, so far as this year's winner is concerned, who seems to be quite well-known in serious reading circles. If creative non-fiction is as good for Nobel as fiction and poetry, I'm wondering why didn't Ryszard Kapuściński ever get it. Now tha
ميقات الراجحي
يتناول الكتاب حادث المفاعل النووي (تشرنوبل) الذي نتيجة إتفاع في حرارة المفاعل إنفجر مخلفًا كارثة إنسانية / بيئية من جراء ذلك أكثر سنة (1986م) في أوكرانيا - السوفييت. كان أول علمي بهذا الأمر في منتصف التسعينات وتمنيت يومها لو أن ثمة كتاب بالعربية أو مترجمة يحدثني أكثر عنها حتى كان لحظة وقوع الكتابي بين يدي. الذي بيّن لي أكثر حجم هذه الكارثة والتي كما يطلق عليها منطقة منكوبة في برابيت منذ حدوث الإنفجار.

تخبرنا الكاتبة (سفيتلانا أليكسفيتش) أن الحادثة لم تقف عند وفاة الـ(36) شخص أول الأمر بل تعدى ذلك
Mia Nauca
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De esos libros que te golpean, que lo terminas y dices wow, la suerte que tengo de poder vivir tan tranquilamente, de no conocer la pesadilla que atravesaron esas personas.

Gran trabajo periodístico de la autora recopilando relatos durante 20 años, y se nota la calidad del ensayo presentado. Me gustó el libro pero es realmente deprimente así que hay que tomarse su tiempo para no desistir en el intento
João Carlos
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
"A morte é a coisa mais justa do mundo. Ninguém escapou pagando. A terra recebe toda a gente: os bons, os maus, os pecadores. À parte isso, não há nenhuma justiça nesta vida." (Pág. 59)

Central Nuclear de Chernobyl 1986

”No dia 26 de Abril de 1986, passavam 58 segundos das 1.23, uma série de explosões destrui o reator e o edifício que albergava o reator nº 4 da Central Nuclear de Chernobyl. A catástrofe de Chernobyl tornou-se o maior desastre tecnológico do século XX.” (Pág. 19)
Na auto-entrevista
João Reis
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Origem do exemplar: Biblioteca.
Língua da edição lida: Português.
Tradução: Boa. Revisão: Razoável.
Género: Não ficção, relato biográfico.
Avaliação: Muito bom.
(Obs: A meu ver, mais do que escritora, S. Alexievich é acima de tudo uma ótima editora e uma jornalista tenaz.)
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Το βιβλίο το αγόρασα από την πρώτη μέρα που βγήκε. Με είχε φάει η περιέργεια να διαβάσω κάτι από τη γυναίκα που, με τη βράβευσή της με το Νόμπελ Λογοτεχνίας, έγινε αιτία αντιπαράθεσης ανάμεσα στους φίλους του βιβλίου, πυροδοτώντας μια συζήτηση για το πόσο μια συγγραφέας non-fiction βιβλίων είναι λογοτέχνης. Έτσι βρέθηκα εγώ, ο μανιώδης εραστής της μυθοπλασίας, που ζω για να ακούσω τον ευχαριστήριο λόγο του Κούντερα όταν επιτέλους του απονομηθεί το βραβείο, να υπερασπίζομαι το δικαίωμα της Σουηδι ...more
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia, belarus, soviet
The first interview is with the widow of one of the firemen who were sent in on the first day. He'd been shoveling radioactive sludge dressed in only jeans and a t-shirt, his skin turned grey over an afternoon, he literally fell apart within days. She caught cancer from sitting at his bedside as he died.

The second interview is with a psychologist who lived through World War II in the Ukraine and still can't find anything that compares to working in the Zone.

The third is with one of the old women
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a moving, often harrowing, oral history of the disaster at Chernobyl in 1986. It begins with the story of the young, pregnant wife of one of the first fire fighters, who responded to the fire at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and of his slow, untimely death. This is hard to read, but also extremely humbling. The author allows the words of those who lived, and many who still live, in the affected areas to tell their own story. It is a catalogue of trauma – of lives which w ...more
Some historical background
A lone human voice
The author interviews herself on missing history and why Chernobyl calls our view of the world into question

--Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future

A lone human voice
In place of an epilogue
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-german
A very interesting and important book, although sometimes quite hard to read due to the topic. I'm not in the position to judge the individual stories, I can just say that they all hit me in some way, made me emotional and/or made me scoff at all the horrible and unjustified things that took place.
There's nowhere to hide. Not underground, not underwater, not in the air.
I was born in the age of the known Chernobyl.
Everyone found a justification for themselves, an explanation. I experimented on myself. And basically I found out that the frightening things in life happen quietly and naturally.
Who are our fittest.
In Afghanistan death was a normal thing. You could understand it there.
Who are our heroes.
I didn't know we weren't allowed to love here.
Rabbits reabsorb their young when the
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
شرح وقایع چرنوبیل به طور مستند و از زبان شاهدان عینی. در سال 1986 در روستایی به نام چرنوبیل در بلاروس، یکی از نیروگاه های اتمی منفجر شد و بزرگترین فاجعه ی انسانی قرن بیستم رو شکل داد. مردمی رو تصور کنید که مجبورن محل زندگیشون رو ترک کنن. چون تمام وسایل خونشون، خود خونه، زمینی که روش راه می رن و حتی لباس هاشون آلوده شده و تشعشعات هسته ای داره. مردمی که حتی خودشون هم به علت قرار گرفتن در معرض تشعشعات، تبدیل به یک جسم پرتوزا شدن و امواج رادیو اکتیو در فضا پراکنده میکنن. آتش نشان هایی که برای خاموش ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
başındaki ve sonundaki bölümlerde ağlamayan olur mu acaba, çok merak ediyorum.
bu kitabı okuyup nükleer enerjiyi savunan olur mu, onu da çok merak ediyorum.
"bize bir şey olmaz." "hep dış mihrakların oyunu." "halkımız merak etmesin, her şey kontrol altında." "provokasyonlara gelmeyin." "her şey halkımızın iyiliği için."
bu cümleler tanıdık geldi mi?
daha neler neler...
insanın aklı almıyor.
bu sene yaptığım en iyi şeylerden biri, aleksiyeviç'leri okumaktı.
çok yaşasın, çok yazsın.
keşke bizi de yazacak
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Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the Soviet Union and present-day Belarus, with prolonged periods of exile in Western Europe. Starting out as a journalist, she developed her own distinctive nonfiction genre, which gathers a chorus of voices to describe a specific historical moment. Her works include War’s Unwomanly Face (1985), Las ...more

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