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The Resource Memoirs of a revolutionary, Victor Serge ; [translated by] Peter Sedgwick ; [introduction by] John Berger

Memoirs of a revolutionary, Victor Serge ; [translated by] Peter Sedgwick ; [introduction by] John Berger

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Memoirs of a revolutionary
Title
Memoirs of a revolutionary
Statement of responsibility
Victor Serge ; [translated by] Peter Sedgwick ; [introduction by] John Berger
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "A New York Review Books Original Victor Serge is one of the great men of the twentieth century: anarchist, revolutionary, agitator, theoretician, historian of his times, and a fearless truthteller. Here Serge describes his upbringing in Belgium, the child of a family of exiled Russian revolutionary intellectuals, his early life as an activist, his time in a French prison, the active role he played in the Russian Revolution, as well as his growing dismay at the Revolutionary regime's ever more repressive and murderous character. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, and barely escaped the Nazis to find a final refuge in Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary describes a thrilling life on the frontlines of history and includes brilliant portraits of politicians from Trotsky and Lenin and Stalin to major writers like Alexander Blok and Andrey Bely. Above all, it captures the sensibility of Serge himself, that of a courageous and singularly appealing advocate of human liberation who remained undaunted in the most trying of times. Peter Sedgwick's fine translation of Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary was cut by a fifth when it was first published in 1963. This new edition is the first in English to present the entirety of Serge's book"--
  • "Victor Serge is one of the great men of the twentieth century, anarchist, revolutionary, agitator, theoretician, historian of his times, and a fearless truthteller. Here Serge describes his upbringing in Belgium, the child of a family of exiled Russian revolutionary intellectuals, his early life as an activist, his time in a French prison, the active role he played in the Russian Revolution, as well his growing dismay at the Revolutionary regime's ever more repressive and murderous character. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, and barely escaped the Nazis to find a final refuge in Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary describes a thrilling life on the frontlines of history and includes brilliant portraits of politicians from Trotsky and Lenin and Stalin and of major writers like Alexander Blok and Andrey Bely. Above all, it captures the sensibility of Serge himself, that of a courageous and singularly appealing advocate of human liberation who remained undaunted in the most trying of times. Peter Sedgwick's fine translation of Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary was cut by a fifth when it was first published in 1963. This new edition is the first in English to present the entirety of Serge's book. "--
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1890-1947
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Serge, Victor
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK254.S39
LC item number
A313 2011
Literary form
fiction
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1934-1983
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Sedgwick, Peter
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Serge, Victor
  • Revolutionaries
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Memoirs of a revolutionary, Victor Serge ; [translated by] Peter Sedgwick ; [introduction by] John Berger
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 521 pages
Isbn
9781590174517
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011020475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)703209266
Label
Memoirs of a revolutionary, Victor Serge ; [translated by] Peter Sedgwick ; [introduction by] John Berger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 521 pages
Isbn
9781590174517
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011020475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)703209266

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