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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
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ebook, 240 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Haymarket Books (first published December 31st 2000)
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Bill Crane
Sep 30, 2014 Bill Crane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting collection of articles on Germany written by Serge under the name R. Albert for the Communist press, most of all the French-language Correspondence internationale. Contains a lot of valuable material on matters such as the French occupation of the Ruhr, the early economic and political crises of the Weimar Republic, and the rise of Nazism- Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch was attempted just toward the end of the period of Serge's residence in Germany. Serge had a keen eye for the detail ...more
Dan Sharber
great book! i love serge's writings and this one doesn't disappoint. he does a good job of conveying the desperation felt in germany during this time while also making a sober account of not just the economic situation but also the political one. it is interesting too to see how echos of germany in the early 20's are present in the us today. the recession and the resulting malaise reflected in art and discourse in general. i am not arguing, nor do i believe, that we are heading towards some sort ...more
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Victor Lvovich Kibalchich (В.Л. Кибальчич) was born in exile in 1890 and died in exile in 1947. He is better known as Victor Serge, a Russian revolutionary and Francophone writer. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919, and later worked for the newly founded Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator. He was openly critical o ...more
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