- Paperback: 218 pages
- Publisher: Filiquarian (7 Nov. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599869896
- ISBN-13: 978-1599869896
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Anarchism And Other Essays Paperback – 7 Nov 2007
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About the Author
Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Kovno, Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania) to a Jewish family, Goldman emigrated to the United States in 1885. Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair, Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She and anarchist writer Alexander Berkman, her lover and lifelong friend, planned to assassinate industrialist and financier Henry Clay Frick as an act of propaganda of the deed. Frick survived the attempt on his life in 1892 and Berkman was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Goldman was imprisoned several times in the years that followed, for "inciting to riot" and illegally distributing information about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth. In 1917, Goldman and Berkman were sentenced to two years in jail for conspiring to "induce persons not to register" for the newly instated draft. After their release from prison, they were arrested—along with hundreds of others—and deported to Russia. Initially supportive of that country's October Revolution which brought the Bolsheviks to power, Goldman reversed her opinion in the wake of the Kronstadt rebellion and denounced the Soviet Union for its violent repression of independent voices. In 1923, she published a book about her experiences, My Disillusionment in Russia. While living in England, Canada, and France, she wrote an autobiography called Living My Life. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, she traveled to Spain to support the anarchist revolution there. She died in Toronto on May 14, 1940, aged 70. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
My only gripe is the cover. As with many slimmer volumes it is a rather flimsy thing, and bends easily, but the worst issue is the low-resolution anarchist symbol on the front cover, which was blatantly pixilated as a result of being overly stretched to fit the cover. But heck, nobody said the Revolution would be pretty, did they?
The inside cover also has no details concerning the collection's publication history or current publishers, which is a problem for those wishing to use the book as a source of academic citations.
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