Brooklyn By the Book: Svetlana Alexievich
Secondhand Time is the magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature--a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Everyday Russian and former Soviet citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it's like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres but also of pride in their countries, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world.
"For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." --Nobel Prize Committee
This program will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Cultural Center. Book bundles come with reserved seating. Please note: you must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the program's start to claim your seat. Late arrival seating will be "first come, first served."
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Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library (View)
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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