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Witness to the German Revolution

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"Serge searingly evokes the epochal hopes and shattering setbacks of a generation of leftists."—Bookforum

Following in the wake of the carnage reaped across Europe by world war, German workers undertook a struggle that would prove decisive in determining the course of the entire twentieth century. In 1923 the fledgling Comintern dispatched Victor Serge, with his peerless journalistic skills, to Berlin to expedite the German Revolution and write these moving reports from the battlefront.

Victor Serge is best known as a novelist and for his Memoirs of a Revolutionary. Originally a participant in the anarchist movement, Serge became a committed bolshevik upon arrival in Russia in 1919 and lent his considerable talents to the cause of spreading the revolution across Europe. An eloquent critic of tyranny no matter its form, Serge was a leading member of the Left Opposition in its struggle against Stalin, a cause which ultimately resulted in his exile from Russia.

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In 1923 history stood at a cross roads. Serge unapologetically lent his pen to those fighting for international workers' revolution.

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Victor Serge: Victor Serge (1889-1947) is best known as a novelist – with two of his works recently republished by the New York Review of Books – and for his Memoirs of a Revolutionary. Originally a participant in the anarchist movement, Serge became a committed bolshevik upon arrival in Russia during 1919 and lent his considerable talents to the cause of spreading the revolution across Europe. An eloquent critic of tyranny no matter its form, Serge was a leading member of the Left Opposition in its struggle against Stalin, a cause which ultimately resulted in his exile from Russia.

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ISBN:
9781608460854
Author:
Serge, Victor
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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