War's Unwomanly Face

TitleWar's Unwomanly Face
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsAleksievich, Svetlana
Number of Pages247
PublisherProgress Publishers

Investigative Belarusian journalist and winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Svetlana Alexievich's first book, War's Unwomanly Face (original title: U voiny - ne zhenskoe litso), came out in 1985. It was repeatedly reprinted and sold out in more than two million copies. This novel is made up of monologues of women in the war speaking about aspects of World War II that had never been related before.

Original PublicationU voiny ne zhenskoe litso (Minsk: "Mastatskaia literatura," 1985)
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