9/8: Two Voices Salon with Bela Shayevich on Svetlana Alexievich

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On Thursday, September 8 we welcome translator Bela Shayevich to discuss her translation of the massive new work by 2015 Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. Called Second-hand Time, it is a massive look at generation that saw communism fall in the USSR, as well as the first post-Soviet generation in Russia and former USSR states.

We’ll talk with Shayevich about the challenges presented by Alexievich’s idiosyncratic style, which is composed almost entirely of interviews she conducts with ordinary people. We’ll also delve into Alexievich’s consistently groundbreaking career and what her observations of Russia during and after communism tell us about that massive country and where it is headed in the future.

It all takes place at the Two Lines Press offices at 582 Market St., Suite 700 in downtown San Francisco. As always, snacks and beverages will be provided. And if you’ve read Alexievich or have insights about Russia, be ready to jump on in and participate in the conversation.

  • Bela Shayevich in conversation with Scott Esposito on Svetlana Alexievich’s Second-Hand Time
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016
  • doors 5:30, event begins 6:00 pm
  • Two Lines Press offices: 582 Market St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be served

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