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Svetlana Alexievich, born to a mother from Ukraine and a father from Belarus, has turned her own Naipaul-like marginality into a vantage point that lends a panoramic view of a culture in ruins. True, Naipaul puts his own journey centre-stage while Alexievich retreats into the wings to let her subjects speak.
Modern russia this is the art that conceals art. Prefaced by a jostling collage of voices from kitchen and street, each half of Second-hand Time traces the experience of ten individuals and their families in the years after the USSR crumbled in Memories of vanished Soviet glory drive most testimonies, even when the system starved or crushed its people: A new name surfaces more than halfway through this page doorstop of decline: Many voices in this vast polyphony agree.
Gorbachev opened the doors to bedlam.
Now the barracks look tempting again. We seek out heroic ideals.
From the Gulag to Stalingrad, from early Bolshevik and Tsarist atrocities to post-imperial massacres in Georgia or Azerbaijan, blood soaks the pages. Frequently, people wage war on themselves. After their sessions, she takes her leave of it.
Even love may bring death. We meet an Armenian Juliet, who lost her Azeri Romeo to yet another vicious post-Soviet conflict of the s. For this one, she does: Take it rather in brief, galvanising shots, as fierce as the grog that succours so many invisible injuries.
In the wreckage of empire, they share a common destiny. Uniforms and ideologies may change, but Russian suffering — and fortitude — endures. Both Dostoevsky and Solzhenitsyn crop up often in these confessions.
Second-hand Time has snatches of impromptu tragic beauty that both might admire.Peter Pomerantsev’s years as a TV producer in Moscow gave him a keen appreciation of the dizzying, disorienting realities of postmodern Russia.
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Showing of 19 reviewsReviews: Books. The hopeless wasteland of modern Russia In Second-hand Time, Svetlana Alexievich traces the experiences of ten families since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, revealing how quickly.