Faculty Publication: Assistant Professor of Russian José Vergara

June 7, 2022

"On the Dangers of Greatness: A Conversation with Svetlana Alexievich"

Author: Vergara, José

Source: Literary Hub, June 2022

Type of Publication: Interview

Description: In this conversation, Vergara speaks with 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature Svetlana Alexievich, author of Chernobyl Prayer and Secondhand Time, about Chornobyl (Russia’s recent takeover, its legacies, artistic responses); her methods, her mission as an author, her books’ reception; and the present war in Ukraine (the dangers of and her fear of “The Great,” propaganda, the future of the region).

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