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The Unwomanly Face of War

(2017)
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The long-awaited translation of the classic 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, 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.

    

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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
ISBN: 0-399-58872-8 / 978-0-399-58872-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Unwomanly Face of War (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
ISBN: 0-14-198352-3 / 978-0-14-198352-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unwomanly Face of War (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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