Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar 2018-2019

The Bitterroot Public Library is please

to sponsor with the family of

Marjorie A. Crawford

this season's literature seminar.

These lectures are given by 

Shawn Wathen and are free

and open to the public.

Classes are held in the

basement meeting room of the

Bitterroot Public Library 9:30-11:30 am. 

 

 

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Event address: 

306 State Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399588822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it's like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres--but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world.