Overview


Upon arrival in Petrograd in 1919, Victor Serge ? the great chronicler of the Russian Revolution ? found a society nearly shredded to ribbons by civil war. In these essays he sketches a portrait of the darkest hours faced by the fledgling revolution, and defends the red terror against abstract criticisms as a regrettable, though unavoidable, product of horrible circumstances.
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Revolution In Danger

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Overview


Upon arrival in Petrograd in 1919, Victor Serge – the great chronicler of the Russian Revolution – found a society nearly shredded to ribbons by civil war. In these essays he sketches a portrait of the darkest hours faced by the fledgling revolution, and defends the red terror against abstract criticisms as a regrettable, though unavoidable, product of horrible circumstances.
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"The novels, poems, memoirs and other writings of Victor Serge are among the finest works of literature inspired by the October Revolution that brought the working class to power in Russia in 1917. But young radicals often have only a vague sense of him -- and sometimes not even that. The appearance of two collections of his work in Haymarket editions is a welcome development. It's never too late for activists to discover Serge, but when you do, it feels like a revelation."
&mdash Scott McLemee
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608460847
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 310 KB

Meet the Author


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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chronology 13

During the Civil War 15

The Endangered City 57

The Anarchists and the Experience of the Russian Revolution 115

Notes 163

Further Reading 167

Glossary 169

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