ZINKY BOYS; Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War. Svetlana Alexievich.

ZINKY BOYS; Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

New York: Norton, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed boards in dust jacket; 8vo. 197 pp. The first book published in the US by the Byelorussian Nobel Prize-winning author for 2015. A groundbreaking choice for the Literature prize as the author is a journalist, her works in the oral history tradition. Quite scarce in hardcover. An essentially as new copy. Fine / fine. Item #13215

"She was put on trial on charges of defaming the Soviet Army with her third book, “Zinky Boys” (1992), about Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan, some thousands of whom were sent back home in zinc coffins. The testimonies eroded notions of military heroism. She was acquitted." [New York Times May, 21, 2016].

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