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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Charnobyl skaia malitva à ❮Read❯ ➬ Charnobyl skaia malitva Author Svetlana Alexievich – Winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureOn April 26 1986 the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three uarters of Europe Voices from CheEnt personal accounts of the tragedy Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster and their storie You feel how some completely unseen thing can enter and then destroy the whole world can crawl into you Dejecting and uintessential Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster contains the harrowing accounts of lives lost and lived after the cataclysmic disaster that happened on April 26 1986 near the city of Pripyat The explosion created a seemingly bright crimson glow in the sky Awestruck residents nearby marvelled at its exhilarating beauty We didn't know that death could be so beautiful Though I wouldn’t say that it had no smell—it wasn't a spring or an autumn smell but something else and it wasn't the smell of earth Little did they know that these series of blasts that had occurred inside block number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has sent forth unbelievable amounts of uranium and other atoms into the atmosphere capable of obliterating mutating and rending flesh at will Time was its greatest ally and death was around the corner fully anticipating the setting sun We already had thousands of tons of cesium iodine lead circonium cadmium berillium borium an unknown amount of plutonium the uranium graphite reactors of the Chernobyl variety also produced weapons grade plutonium for nuclear bombs—450 types of radionuclides in all It was the euivalent of 350 atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima These are poignant vignettes about survival compassion resilience fortitude ignorance pain hope and love I commend Alexievich for her astounding journalism that she was able to give these individuals their voices How I wished this nuclear meltdown never occurred — so many innocent lives have been lost when one values cost than the lives of others Truly humans never learn from the past With technology continuously improving the we are put into a situation where we are not well euipped enough to fully understand and handle such advancements sometimes to the detriment of our well being and even others How sure are you that history will never repeat itself? At this rate we know what humans are capable of and if that is not ominously frightening I don't know what is It's disheartening for me to say that we will be the harbinger of our own demise I've wondered why everyone was silent about Chernobyl why our writers weren’t writing much about it — they write about the war or the camps but here they're silent Why? Do you think it's an accident? If we'd beaten Chernobyl people would talk about it and write about it Or if we'd understood Chernobyl But we don't know how to capture any meaning from it We're not capable of it We can't place it in our human experience or our human time frame So what's better to remember or to forget?

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S reveal the fear anger and uncertainty with which they still live Composed of interviews in monologue form Voices from Chernobyl is a crucially important work of immense force unforgettable in its emotional power and hones Very touching voices chronicling the Chernobyl experience and comparing life before and after the moment that changed everything Svetlana Alexievich captures the suffering of ordinary people of all walks of life as well as that of professional staff sent to Chernobyl to deal with the crisis immediately after it happened She creates a social panorama of the society that was affected in its totality by the nuclear disasterI will never forget my feelings in 1986 living in West Germany and attending a small town primary school All of a sudden global politics became a tangible reality and a threat Chernobyl was the first man made disaster that I experienced and understood After Chernobyl nothing was ever as innocent as before again A wake up call for my social conscience you could say But I never grasped what it was like for the people who were there who saw it happen who had to make decisions on their future based on that catastrophe Reading Alexievich gave me inside knowledge of the nightmare I remember from my childhood While we were just kept away from certain foods and weren't allowed to play in the sandbox or go on field trips people in proximity to Chernobyl fought often hopelessly for their livesI had to put down the book several times and take a break as the stories are painful to read particularly those which tell of ordinary issues and problems and of ordinary people The individuals telling their stories are not heroes and they don't have the privilege of being seen and heard and worshipped for their suffering like religious martyrs or soldiers They just happened to be singled out by the shared experience of the disasterWe're often silent We don't yell and we don't complain We're patient as always Because we don't have the words yet We're afraid to talk about it We don't know how It's not an ordinary experience and the uestions it raises are not ordinary The world has been split in two there's us the Chernobylites and then there's you the others Have you noticed? No one here points out that they're Russian or Belarussian or Ukrainian We all call ourselves Chernobylites We're from Chernobyl I'm a Chernobylite As if this is a separate people A new nationIt is the author's strength to put those silent voices on loudspeaker to let them have their say to let them show the others what it was really like to live through a nuclear accident Alexievich gives literature a democratic touch not putting her creativity in focus but rather her empathy for the different people she encounters Her literary skills lies in the careful collection and arrangement of the disparate voices to a reading experience of uniue characterIntense reading I strongly recommend it to the world of today Read and think

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Charnobyl skaia malitvaWinner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureOn April 26 1986 the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three uarters of Europe Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to pres Today April 26th is the 26th 27th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe In case you're wondering no Google did NOT feature it on its home page same as last year sadly But shouldn't humanity remember this disaster?This is one of the most horrifying books I have ever read It reads like a postapocalyptic story except for all of it is horrifyingly real Svetlana Alexievich a journalist provides real but almost surreal in their horror oral accounts of Chernobyl disaster On April 26 1986 an explosion of reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station marked the transition from the idea of a peaceful atom to the worst nuclear catastrophe in history This was a disaster largely hushed up by the government; people were lied to the effects were minimized and brushed off and there were not enough resources for a proper and safe clean up These true stories are heart wrenching and shocking honest and resigned angry and hopeless The city of Pripyat which was home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear station remains abandoned since that fateful April of 1986 People were thrown into the areas where machines were unable to function due to radiation while wearing little than t shirts and euipped with shovels People were on the burning roof of the reactor without any protection People were dying from acute radiation sickness in the most horrifying ways imaginable Scientists tried to sound alarm but were silenced Produce heavily contaminated with radiation was still exported to other parts of the Soviet Union Contaminated items from looted towns and villages appeared all over the country People were whisked from their homes on buses and told that they would be gone for only a few days Pets were shot to contain spread of contamination Visiting officials came in full radiations suits; their local guide was wearing a sundress and sandals Radiation meters readings were either ignored or falsified Officials were bringing people out for May Day parades outside in accordance with orders from above and then watched their own family members succumb to the disease Listless sick children live in surrounding areas and are just waiting to die Alexievich lets the eyewitness accounts speak for themselves with very little editorial voice Occasionally she clarifies the emotions or the reactions of the interviewees but for the most part she lets them speak in their own voice She does not preach or editorialize and that makes the book poignantThese are stories of people robbed of their present and future of the disaster that is still claiming lives Its effects will be felt for decades to come in the sick children mutated animals abandoned cities and villages and destroyed lives I cried when I was reading this book How can you not? 5 stars for the fact that she was courageous enough to listen to the heartbreaking accounts and compile all these stories I would not have had enough strength to do that