Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2018

In Osteuropa 1-2/2018

Only love can save people infected by anger
An interview with Svetlana Alexievich

Deutsche Fassung


Svetlana Alexievich talks to film director Staffan Julén about life, writing and reality. After her major “red cycle”, dedicated to catastrophic historical events, she now turns to existential themes such as love and death. The theme of private forms of happiness is also connected to the search for a new language. Alexievich sees this as offering the only way out of the hatred that currently dominates society.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2018, pp. 109–115)