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Chosen By Fellow Goodreaders > War's Unwomanly Face - Svetlana Alexievich - Bjorn

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments War's Unwomanly Face, Svetlana Alexievich, translated from Russian by Keith Hammond and Lyudmilla Lezhneva, 1988, Russia, NONFICTION

"...Taken one by one, the stories become little novellas spanning from the prosaic ("Four years in men's underwear!") to the deeply tragic. When Alexievich puts them all together, they become something entirely different, a choir of voices, often identified only by first name and rank, finally telling what they went through during one of the bloodiest wars in history, and of the other war they've had to live with since."

(Bjorn, review)

Bjorn | 32 comments Now a Nobel laureate as well, and very deservedly so.

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Bjorn wrote: "Now a Nobel laureate as well, and very deservedly so."

Indeed. Now I have the pentultimate pleasure of updating this group's Nobel for Lit directory :)

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