Living My Life

Living My Life

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by Emma Goldman
     
 

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Anarchist, political orator, drama critic, theorist of revolution, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman claimed her life was woven of many "skeins." Laboring in the service of her "beautiful ideal" - anarchism, a vision of human communities free of the restraints and ills of government - she advocated just as tirelessly for the freedom to love and… See more details below

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Anarchist, political orator, drama critic, theorist of revolution, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman claimed her life was woven of many "skeins." Laboring in the service of her "beautiful ideal" - anarchism, a vision of human communities free of the restraints and ills of government - she advocated just as tirelessly for the freedom to love and know beauty. This condensation of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Against a backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the tumultuous Progressive Era and offers fascinating firsthand impressions of Lenin, Trotsky, Kropotkin, Jack London, and many other radicals of the period. An account of ideological ferment, Living My Life stands as a testament to a turbulent time and a clarion call to something forgotten in our own.

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This Penguin Classics edition combines Goldman's two-volume autobiography into a single unit. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926487335
Publisher:
David Rehak
Publication date:
08/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
376,731
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Emma Goldman (1869–1940) came to America from Russia when she was sixteen. As a political activist, publisher, lecturer, and writer, she was a central figure in the radical social movements of her age.



Miriam Brody has written biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Victoria Woodhull.


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