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Swetlana Alexijewitsch exposes the legitimised insanity of war in »Zinky Boys«

Sep 11, 2011 12:00 pm
Literatures of the World
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
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After gaining internationally renown with her innovative literary genre of documentary prose, the author dedicated her third book in 1991 to the young Soviet soldiers who fell during the wars in Afghanistan between 1975 and 1979, and who were secretly buried in simple zinc coffins. Her book makes it clear that, even today, every war is legitimised insanity, and as such is absolutely unjustifiable.

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