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Though I'm only fifty pages in, I can say this much thus far: it's written beautifully, something perfect for me since I hit a wall with non-fiction a couple of months ago. Academic writing can really be a drag, no wonder I needed a break.

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"One of the super fun things about living with depression and anxiety is how my idiot brain can go from “CAN DO!” to “EXISTENCE IS SUFFERING” faster than you can wish to take two strokes off your golf game. So today started out normal, and very qui..." Read more of this blog post »
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Svetlana Alexievich
“The most important thing is spiritual labor...Books...You can wear the same suit for twenty years, two coats are enough for a lifetime, but you can't live without Pushkin or the complete works of Gorky.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Czasy secondhand. Koniec czerwonego człowieka
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Svetlana Alexievich
“That’s where perestroika really took place. 1960s dissident life is the kitchen life. Thanks, Khrushchev! He’s the one who led us out of the communal apartments; under his rule, we got our own private kitchens where we could criticize the government and, most importantly, not be afraid, because in the kitchen you were always among friends. It”
Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: An Oral History of the Fall of the Soviet Union

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“There are parts of Texas where a fly lives ten thousand years and a man can’t die soon enough. Time gets strange there from too much sky, too many miles from crack to crease in the flat surface of the land.”
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“Instead of a Motherland, we live in a huge supermarket. If this is freedom, I don't need it. To hell with it!”
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Svetlana Alexievich
“I asked everyone I met what 'freedom' meant. Fathers and children had very different answers. Those who were born in the USSR and those born after its collapse do not share a common experience - it's like they're from different planets. For the fathers, freedom is the absence of fear;[...] For the children: freedom is love; inner freedom is an absolute value. Freedom is when you're not afraid of your own desires;”
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