Love in Impossible Times. On Love in Chernobyl on the basis of Svetlana Alexievich’s Chernobyl Prayer Cover Image
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Miłość w czasach niemożliwych. O miłości w Czarnobylu na podstawie Czarnobylskiej modlitwy Swietłany Aleksijewicz
Love in Impossible Times. On Love in Chernobyl on the basis of Svetlana Alexievich’s Chernobyl Prayer

Author(s): Anna Stępniak
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: love; motherhood; documentary novel; oral history; Chernobyl
Summary/Abstract: The paper is concerned with the documentary novel by Svetlana Alexievich which describes one of the biggest technological and humanitarian disasters of the 20th century: the catastrophic accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The attention is focused on the theme of love shown in various aspects: as love for a beloved man and love for children. The article also refers to motherhood as a difficult and ambiguous problem in social, cultural and psychological terms.

  • Page Range: 345-355
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian