Table of contents for Voices from Chernobyl / Svetlana Alexievich ; translation and preface by Keith Gessen.


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PART ONE: THE LAND OF THE DEAD
On Why We Remember                                    25
About What Can Be Talked about with the               27
Living and the Dead
About a Whole Life Written down on Doors              34
By Those Who Returned                                 36
About What Radiation Looks Like                       50
About a Song without Words                            53
About a Homeland                                      54
About How a Person Is Only Clever and Refined in Evil  64
Soldiers' Chorus                                      67
PART TWO: THE LAND OF THE LIVING
About Old Prophecies                                  85
About a Moonlit Landscape                             88
About a Man Whose Tooth Was Hurting When               99
He Saw Christ Fall
About a Single Bullet                                  9
About How We Can't Live without Chekhov and Tolstoy    1 4
About War Movies                                       19
A Scream                                                18
About a New Nation                                     119
About Writing Chernobyl                                16
About Lies and Truths                                  13
People's Chorus                                        13
PART THREE: AMAZED BY SADNESS
About What We Didn't Know: Death Can Be So Beautiful   15}
About the Shovel and the Atom                          1
About Taking Measurements                              166
About How the Frightening Things in Life Happen        167
Quietly and Naturally
About Answers                                          174
About Memories                                         17
About Loving Physics                                   17
About Expensive Salami                                 18
About Freedom and the Dream of an Ordinary Death      18
About the Shadow of Death                              19
About a Damaged Child                                  19
About Political Strategy                               1
By a Defender of the Soviet Government                20
About Instructions                                     20
About the Limitless Power One Person Can Have over Another  21
About Why We Love Chernobyl                            21
Children's Chorus                                      22
A Solitary Human Voice                                 225
In Place ofan Epilogue                 239



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 Personal narratives, Belarusian, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 Social aspects Belarus, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 Environmental aspects Belarus, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Byelarus Interview, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Byelarus Personal Narratives, Radiation Injuries Byelarus Interview, Radiation Injuries Byelarus Personal Narratives, Accidents, Radiation Byelarus Interview, Accidents, Radiation Byelarus Personal Narratives, History, 20th Century Byelarus Interview, History, 20th Century Byelarus Personal Narratives, Radioactive Fallout adverse effects Byelarus Interview, Radioactive Fallout adverse effects Byelarus Personal Narratives, Survivors Byelarus Interview, Survivors Byelarus Personal Narratives