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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social conditions,
  • Post-communism,
  • Oral history,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesSecond hand time
StatementSvetlana Alexievich ; translated by Bela Shayevich
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK510.76 .A44913 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 470 pages
Number of Pages470
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27212362M
ISBN 100399588809
ISBN 109780399588808
LC Control Number2016005925
OCLC/WorldCa939597136

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