Chernobyl Prayer

Chernobyl Prayer

While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral ...

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0241270537

Category: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986

Page: 293

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A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the updated and expanded text On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayershows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.
Categories: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986

Chernobyl Prayer

Chernobyl Prayer

A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.

Author: Svetlana Alexievich

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241270547

Category: History

Page: 304

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A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.
Categories: History

Future Proof

Future Proof

In poetry, literature and sculpture many Chernobylinspired artworks have been
frequently imbued with religious meaning to reflect on the tensions between the
scientific and the spiritual. In Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future Nobel ...

Author: Jon Coaffee

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ISBN: 9780300228670

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A compelling and definitive account of why we need to radically rethink our approach to dealing with catastrophic events Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural hazards, Coaffee shows how and why these measures have proven inadequate and what should be done to make us more resilient. While conventional approaches have focused on planning and preparing for disruptions and enhanced our ability to "bounce back," our focus should be on anticipating future challenges and enhancing our capacity to adapt to new threats.
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The Temporalities of Waste

The Temporalities of Waste

Chernobyl Prayer : A Chronicle of the Future . London : Penguin Books . Baker ,
Robert J. and Jeffrey K. Wickliffe . 2011. “ Wildlife and Chernobyl : The Scientific
Evidence for Minimal Impacts . ” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , 14 April 2011.

Author: Fiona Allon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000209112

Category: Nature

Page: 268

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This book investigates the complex and unpredictable temporalities of waste. Reflecting on waste in the context of sustainability, materiality, social practices, subjectivity and environmental challenges, the book covers a wide range of settings, from the municipal garbage crisis in Beirut, to food rescue campaigns in Hong Kong and the toxic by-products of computer chip production in Silicon Valley. Waste is one of the most pressing issues of the day, central to environmental challenges and the development of healthier and more sustainable futures. The emergence of the new field of discard studies, in addition to expanding research across other disciplines within the social sciences, is testament to the centrality of waste as a crucial social, material and cultural problem and to the need for multi- and transdisciplinary approaches like those provided in this volume. This edited collection seeks to develop a framework that understands the material properties of different kinds of waste, not as fixed, stable or singular but asdynamic, relational and often invisible. It brings together new and cutting-edge research on the temporalities of waste by a diverse range of international authors. Collectively, this research presents a persuasive argument about the need to give more credence to the capacities of waste to provoke us in materially and temporally complex ways, especially those substances that complicate our understandings of life as bounded duration. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the environmental humanities, cultural studies, anthropology and human geography.
Categories: Nature

Who s who in Contemporary Women s Writing

Who s who in Contemporary Women s Writing

... Death, 1994), and, most recently, the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl (Chernobyl
Prayer: Chronicle of the Future, 1997). ... Swedish PEN Club and officially
commended by Western Europeans for her health-imperiling research in
Chernobyl, ...

Author: Jane Eldridge Miller

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415159806

Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Page: 385

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Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors, a picture emerges of the incredible range of women's writing in our time, from Toni Morrison to Fleur Adcock- all are here. This book includes the established and well-loved but also opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.
Categories: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

A New Literary Genre Trauma and the Individual Perspective in Svetlana Aleksievich s Chernobyl skaia Molitva

A New Literary Genre  Trauma and the Individual Perspective in Svetlana Aleksievich s Chernobyl skaia Molitva

ABSTRACT: The present essay discusses Svetlana Aleksievich's approach to the representation of traumatic events, highlighting the importance of "voice" in the creation of what can be arguably considered a new literary genre, which Igor' ...

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ISBN: OCLC:1051900307

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ABSTRACT: The present essay discusses Svetlana Aleksievich's approach to the representation of traumatic events, highlighting the importance of "voice" in the creation of what can be arguably considered a new literary genre, which Igor' Sukhikh calls "collective testimony." After examining the role of war and oral testimonies in shaping Aleksievich's poetics, the article focuses on another type of trauma, which involves an element that cannot be controlled: Nature. In this respect, particular attention is devoted to her 1997 book Chernobyl'skaia molitva. Khronika budushchego ( Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future ), where the narrative is further dramatized by a key process active at a figurative level, here called "inversion of the perspective."
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MAB

MAB

Trud . 1997 . 17 September . 392 . CHERNOBYL - NEGATIVE NAME . E .
Babosov . / / Belaruskaya dumka . 1997 . No 1 . P . 169 – 179 . 393 .
CHERNOBYL PRAYER : CHRONICLE OF THE FUTURE . S . Aleksievich . / /
Neman . 1997 . No 4 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011754855

Category: Animal populations

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Categories: Animal populations

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

... Zacharavanyya smertsu ( Enchanted with Death ) 1993 , Poslednie svideteli (
The Last Witnesses ) , Charnobyl ' skaya malitva ( trans . as Chernobyl Prayer : A
Chronicle of the Future ) 1997 . Honours : Kurt Tucholsky Prize , Swedish PEN ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015003128098

Category: Bio-bibliography

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Categories: Bio-bibliography

Belarus Neither Europe Nor Russia

Belarus  Neither Europe  Nor Russia

... Zinky Boys : Soviet Voices From The Afghanistan War ' ( 1989 ) , ' Enchanted
By Death ' ( 1993 ) , ' Chernobyl Prayer : Chronicle Of The Future ' ( 1997 ) .
Personal website : http : / / alexievich . info . Yauhen Babosau , born in 1931 , a
Ph . D ...

Author: Valer Bulhakaŭ

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132343950

Category: Elite (Social sciences)

Page: 238

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Categories: Elite (Social sciences)

Investors Chronicle

Investors Chronicle

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ISBN: UCLA:L0050998335

Category: Capitalists and financiers

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Categories: Capitalists and financiers

Atomic Ghost

Atomic Ghost

Wahsah Zeh ( War Dance ) As Long as the Grass ” appeared , in an earlier
version , in Nuke Chronicles ( Contact II ... Eight - legged Colt , Chernobyl ” is
used by permission of the author . KELLY CHERRY . “ Prayer for a Future
Beyond Ideology and War ” by Kelly Cherry , in Natural Theology , copyright ©
1988 by Kelly ...

Author: John Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033319032

Category: Poetry

Page: 330

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Gathers poems by Toge Sankichi, Adrienne Rich, Gregory Corso, Denise Levertov, Richard Wilbur, Barbara Kingsolver, Paul Zimmer, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, and Allen Ginsberg
Categories: Poetry

Video Sourcebook

Video Sourcebook

... Shadows Chastie ( Paradise ) Checkpoint Chemical Valley Chernobyl :
Chronicle of Difficult Weeks Cherryfield , 1938 Chesapeake Borne ... Journey
Chiapas : Prayer For the Weavers Chiapas : The Inside Story Chicago Blues
Chicago Convention Challenge Chicago ... Laugh Makers Club Connect :
Visions of the Future CNN : Millennium 2000 A Coat of Many Colours : Two
Centuries of Jewish Life in ...

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 1414400993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
Categories: Performing Arts

Whole Earth

Whole Earth

Bill studied her drawing , then said quietly , “ Prayers and protests aren't enough .
... In optimism , we predict that the future will be good . ... The second half of this
memoir is a chronicle of what ... protests against the Seabrook nuclear plant in
New Hampshire , against the reopening of Three Mile Island , and at Chernobyl .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066095491

Category: Appropriate technology

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Categories: Appropriate technology

International Documentary

International Documentary

Further information will be posted on the IDA website in the near future . ... This
exhibit features illustrations and cartoons used in the print media that chronicle
the social and political customs and events of 1860-1890 ... Slawomir Grunberg's
documentary From Chechnya to Chernobyl , which he produced and directed ,
received the Coup de Coer ... In addition , the P.O.V. documentary School Prayer
: A Community at War , which he co - produced with Ben Crane , recently
received a ...

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ISBN: IND:30000070503002

Category: Documentary films

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Categories: Documentary films

The Economist

The Economist

Author:

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017061497

Category: Economic history

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Categories: Economic history

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023721684

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature