Victor Serge : The Course is Set on Hope

Description

A Belgian-born Russian, Serge was 28 when he first set foot in Russia in 1919. An active anarchist, who had already served two jail terms and taken part in the Spanish insurrection of 1917, he soon joined the Bolsheviks, went on to participate in the first three Congresses of the Comintern, and fought in the siege of Petrograd. Dissenting with the Party's terror and bureaucracy he became an active Left Oppositionist, and finally after many years in prison fied to France in 1936 and to Mexico in 1940. Throughout his life he wrote prolifically of his times: novels and short stories, biographies of Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky, and an enormous archive of unpublished work including correspondence and polemics. Susan Weissman's biography is the first to reveal the extraordinary commitment and hope of this great political writer and to reveal views that reflect the significant historical struggles of our own time.

Details

Author(s)
Susan Weissman
Format
Paperback | 381 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229mm
Publication date
30 Jul 2010
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrations, bibliography, index
ISBN10
1859844448
ISBN13
9781859844441