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Цинковые мальчикиFrom 1979 To 1989 A Million Soviet Troops Engaged In A Devastating War In Afghanistan That Claimed 50,000 Casualties And The Youth And Humanity Of Many Tens Of Thousands In Zinky Boys Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Gives Voice To The Tragic History Of The Afghanistan War What Emerges Is A Story That Is Shocking In Its Brutality And Revelatory In Its Similarities To The American Experience In Vietnam A Resemblance That Larry Heinemann Describes Movingly In His Introduction To The Book, Providing American Readers With An Often Uncomfortably Intimate Connection To A War That May Have Seemed Very Remote To Us The Soviet Dead Were Shipped Back In Sealed Zinc Coffins Hence The Term Zinky Boys , While The State Denied The Very Existence Of The Conflict Even Today The Radically Altered Soviet Society Continues To Reject The Memory Of The Soviet Vietnam Creating Controversy And Outrage When It Was First Published In The USSR It Was Called By Reviewers There A Slanderous Piece Of Fantasy And Part Of A Hysterical Chorus Of Malign Attacks Zinky Boys Presents The Candid And Affecting Testimony Of The Officers And Grunts, Nurses And Prostitutes, Mothers, Sons, And Daughters Who Describe The War And Its Lasting Effects Svetlana Alexievich Has Snatched From The Memory Hole The Truth Of The Afghanistan War The Beauty Of The Country And The Savage Army Bullying, The Killing And The Mutilation, The Profusion Of Western Goods, The Shame And Shattered Lives Of Returned Veterans Zinky Boys Offers A Unique, Harrowing, And Unforgettably Powerful Insight Into The Realities Of War And The Turbulence Of Contemporary Soviet Life.

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  • Hardcover
  • 197 pages
  • Цинковые мальчики
  • Svetlana Alexievich
  • English
  • 28 August 2018
  • 9780393034158

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    This is the second book by Alexievich I ve read, and it s also so depressing as to be almost unreadable The title, Zinky Boys, comes from the zinc coffins the soldiers came home in The introduction stresses the comparisons between the American war in Vietnam Both times, soldiers came home to a war which others felt was a mistake, both had high tech forces against a ferocious resistance, both led to unscrupulous sadism against the civilian population, both countries underwent a crisis of identity over what came next But that isn t quite accurate for one, the Soviets had a tighter grip on the news media than the U.S ever did until about 1990 It s not as different or striking as the Chernobyl book was, but Chernobyl was a class of disaster all on its own There are enough parallels to draw with some other war in some other place far from home Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Chechnya, Ukraine.The stories and interviews are invariably gruesome, a routine of drudgery and filth, a rotten and festering emotional wound The women talk about their own glimpses of horror and the almost ...

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    I remember back in the 70s having to sit through long presentations regarding the Soviet Union and the military might thereof These briefings were given by American military personnel and the general theme was that the Soviet Union was an evil empire, armed to the teeth It seemed that they had endless munitions and hordes of personnel under arms, all of whom wanted our stuff They had no stuff in the Soviet Union, we were told, and they would be coveting our stuff, which we had in abundance Some of this propaganda had a grain of truth in it the Soviets were starved for consumer goods and they did have a lot of men under arms, but the weaponry was outdated and defective and the soldiery reluctant and usually coerced into service And while there was a shortage of consumer goods, even the most fashion conscious was unlikely to risk death for a pair of jeans Somehow the people doing the briefings neglected to mention that part In short, while the Soviet Union had enough punch to mess the world up considerably, they were extremely unlikely to start anything, military bombast notwithstanding.After the invasion of Afghanistan, I recall even anti Soviet propaganda One US based military magazine sought donations to purchase ammo for the mujahidin If I recall correctly, the slogan was Kill a commie for Mommy or some such blather I have often wondered if anyone ever contributed and, if so, whether any of the contribution actually made it to Afghan...

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    Maldito sejas, Afeganist o Rapazes de Zinco 1989 mais uma obra da escritora e jornalista bielorrussa Svetlana Alexievich n 1948 , galardoada com o Pr mio Nobel da Literatura em 2015 pela sua escrita polif nica, monumento ao sofrimento e coragem na nossa poca O seu projecto liter rio Vozes da Utopia congrega cinco obras A Guerra N o Tem Rosto de Mulher 1985 , As ltimas Testemunhas 1985 a ser editado em Portugal em 2017 , Rapazes de Zinco 1989 , Vozes de Chernobyl 1997 4 e O Fim do Homem Sovi tico 2013 4 e representa um novo g nero liter rio de n o fic o em que d voz aos intervenientes, num estilo documental conjugado a partir de entrevistas, numa prosa de invulgar concis o, dominada por uma sensibilidade desconcertante, sobre hist rias dram ticas e tr gicas que envolveram homens, mulheres e crian as, em in meros contextos geogr ficos, pol ticos e sociais Em Rapazes de Zinco a tem tica a guerra no caso espec fico a Guerra do Afeganist o 1979 1989 ou a Guerra Afeg Sovi tica na qual existiu o envolvimento militar directo das tropas da Uni o Sovi tica num contexto da Guerra Fria, onde assistimos mais uma vez, tal como j sucedera em outras guerras, ao dissimilar da mentira, a verdade nesta circunst ncia um conceito relativo neste caso espec fico, para os cidad os sovi ticos, as tropas tinham sido enviadas ao Afeganist o para trabalharem em projectos hu...

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