Zinky boys Soviet voices from the Afghanistan war by Svetlana Aleksievich

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Afghanistan,
  • Soviet Union

Subjects:

  • Soldiers -- Soviet Union -- Biography,
  • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 -- Personal narratives

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSvetlana Alexievich ; translated by Julia and Robin Whitby ; with introduction by Larry Heinemann.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS371.2 .A45513 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1715501M
ISBN 100393034151
LC Control Number92017855
OCLC/WorldCa25964817

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ZINKY BOYS is a difficult book to read. There is so much pain and anger and grief expressed in these pages, you are forced to turn away from it periodically. There are no real conclusions to be drawn, other than the old cliché that 'war is hell,' perhaps. And this war, like Vietnam, was fought mainly by very young men, between the ages of 18 /5(65).

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The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term “Zinky Boys”), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict. Svetlana Alexievich brings us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame Brand: Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict. Svetlana Alexievich brings us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and.

65 quotes from Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War: ‘Fear is more human than bravery, you’re scared and you’re sorry, at least for yoursel Author: Svetlana Alexievich.

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