Цинковые мальчики (NEW)

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  • Цинковые мальчики
  • Svetlana Alexievich
  • Portuguese
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9789898864000

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FREE READ Å Цинковые мальчики De 1979 a 1989 o exército soviético combateu o Afeganistão uma guerra ue gerou cerca de uinze mil mortos e mais de uatrocentos e cinuenta mil feridos e doentes atingindo profundamente toda uma geração Alvo de contestação e polémica na União Soviética por altura da sua publicação acusado por críticos de ser «uma fantasia carregada de mentiras» e parte de «um coro histérico de ataues perversos» Rapazes de Zinco oferece um testemu. 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truth in it the Soviets were starved for consumer goods and they did have a lot of men under arms but the weaponry was outdated and defective and the soldiery reluctant and usually coerced into service And while there was a shortage of consumer goods even the most fashion conscious was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 notwithstandingAfter 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 Afghanistan I guess what I m getting at with all of this preamble is that we were pretty much brainwashed into an intense dislike of all things SovietThis book is the result of many personal interviews the author conducted with returned soldiers and civilians and also with the next of kin of those who were returned in zinc coffins or zinky boys as they became known Alexievich has managed to put a human face on the Soviet soldier for me and I have come to realize that soldiers are soldiers the world over Our governments start wars and governments legislate soldiers into action whether the soldier likes it or notIn the case of the Russians many of them were told that their intervention in Afghanistan prevented the takeover of the country by the USA which was on the point of invading Many soldiers were told they were being airlifted to some other destination only to find themselves in Afghanistan when the plane touched down Some volunteered for the job as the bazaars in Afghanistan had consumer goods than the Soviet shops Ponder that for a moment a backwater like Afghanistan having produce than your home countryLife was hard for these soldiers The Soviet army turned a blind eye to the constant hazing and abuse of recruits New soldiers were routinely robbed and beaten by the older soldiers or grandfathers An excerpt from a soldier s letter home Mum buy me a puppy and call it Sergeant so I can kill it when I get home p46Even the female civilian employees were not free from abuse They volunteered for service some for patriotic reasons some for the extra pay and yet others for the shopping opportunities Whatever their motivation they were universally assumed to have come hunting for men Sadly many of them felt a need to take on a man as protection against the predations of others Better one devil you know than many you don tAlexeivich has really been able to express the anguish and heartache of those who came back to a country that was so neglectful that Afghanistan casualties Zinky Boys were not allowed to be buried in the same section of a cemetery like they were a collective dirty secret I won t even go into the sense of loss and betrayal expressed by grieving mothers who were never given adeuate details regarding the death of their respective children In spite of this the reaction to the author s work was mixed and I leave you with this final uote from a call she received Who needs your dreadful truth I don t want to know it You want to buy your own glory at the expense of our sons blood They were heroes heroes heroes They should have beautiful books written about them and you re turning them into mincemeat p187 H1 Bloodstone Pass kin of those who were returned in zinc coffins or zinky boys as they became Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 7 known Alexievich has managed to put a human face on the Soviet soldier for me and I have come to realize that soldiers are soldiers the world over Our governments start wars and governments legislate soldiers into action whether the soldier likes it or notIn the case of the Russians many of them were told that their intervention in Afghanistan prevented the takeover of the country by the USA which was on the point of invading Many soldiers were told they were being airlifted to some other destination only to find themselves in Afghanistan when the plane touched down Some volunteered for the job as the bazaars in Afghanistan had consumer goods than the Soviet shops Ponder that for a moment a backwater like Afghanistan having produce than your home countryLife was hard for these soldiers The Soviet army turned a blind eye to the constant hazing and abuse of recruits New soldiers were routinely robbed and beaten by the older soldiers or grandfathers An excerpt from a soldier s letter home Mum buy me a puppy and call it Sergeant so I can Nuit of the Living Dead kill it when I get home p46Even the female civilian employees were not free from abuse They volunteered for service some for patriotic reasons some for the extra pay and yet others for the shopping opportunities Whatever their motivation they were universally assumed to have come hunting for men Sadly many of them felt a need to take on a man as protection against the predations of others Better one devil you Media MessagesWhat Film Television and Popular Music Teach Us about Race Class Gender and Sexual Orientation know than many you don tAlexeivich has really been able to express the anguish and heartache of those who came back to a country that was so neglectful that Afghanistan casualties Zinky Boys were not allowed to be buried in the same section of a cemetery like they were a collective dirty secret I won t even go into the sense of loss and betrayal expressed by grieving mothers who were never given adeuate details regarding the death of their respective children In spite of this the reaction to the author s work was mixed and I leave you with this final uote from a call she received Who needs your dreadful truth I don t want to The Ants Go Marching One by One know it You want to buy your own glory at the expense of our sons blood They were heroes heroes heroes They should have beautiful books written about them and you re turning them into mincemeat p187

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FREE READ Å Цинковые мальчики Ozes dos entrevistados à elouência e silêncio de um coro polifónico espelho da realidade Svetlana Alexievich mostra nos a verdade acerca da guerra soviética no Afeganistão a beleza do país contrastando com a violência do exército a morte a entrada em força do Ocidente no território e as vidas destruídas dos veteranos de guerra toldados pela vergonha Uma visão única lúcida e poderosa da realidade da guerraPrefácio de José Milhaze. Very good collection of monologues from Soviet participants in the Afghanistan War full of insight and depressing reality and often uite beautiful I think this fell a bit short of the truly excellent VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL both with its slightly clunkier frame and its universal backdrop While Chernobyl is uniue war is horrifically usual and so we re somewhat inured to the tragic arc of the narratives here That does not rob this book of its notable power but it did diminish the variety between the voices

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FREE READ Å Цинковые мальчики Nho sentido e afetuoso dos soldados enfermeiras mães filhos e filhas ue viveram a guerra e os seus efeitos devastadoresNestas páginas revela se uma história de brutalidade e mentira próxima da experiência norte americana no Vietname marcada simbolicamente pelos caixões de zinco usados para transportar os mortos para casa perante uma União Soviética ue negava o horror e a destruição causados pela guerraRecorrendo como é sua marca às v. A brutal look at the Afghanistan war of the 1980s as told from the Soviet perspective Alexievich is a journalist the book is mostly interviews of soldiers civilian employees mothers and widows affected by the war but it s clear that she presents these responses for her own narrative and rhetorical purposes Even if you have no interest in this specific war this book is an utterly compelling look at so many things the mentality of obeying orders without uestioning them a particular talent of both soldiers and Soviet citizens at large the silence and secrecy of the Soviet governmentmedia surrounding the war soldiers conflicting feelings of pride and shame all different kinds of PTSD and the denial aggression acceptance and confusion that this dishonorable war still inspires as people try to sort out their memories of it Powerful reading H1 Bloodstone Pass kinds of PTSD and the denial aggression acceptance and confusion that this dishonorable war still inspires as people try to sort out their memories of it Powerful reading