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  • Published: 16 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241346532
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

The Unwomanly Face of War




The unforgettable oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories. As Alexievich gives voice to women who are absent from official narratives - captains, sergeants, nurses, snipers and pilots - she shows us a new version of the war we're so familiar with, creating an extraordinary alternative history from their private stories.

Published in 1985 in Russia and now available in English for the first time, The Unwomanly Face of War was Alexievich's first book and a huge bestseller in the Soviet Union, establishing her as a brilliantly revolutionary writer.

  • Published: 16 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241346532
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

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