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Love, Anarchy, and Emma Goldman: A Biography

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Candace Falk's biography captures Goldman's colorful life as a social and labor reformer, revolutionary, anarchist, feminist, agitator for free love and free speech, and advocate of birth control. And it gives the reader a rare glimpse into Goldman as a woman, alone, searching for the intimacy of a love relationship to match her radiant social vision. Falk explores the cla ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Rutgers University Press (first published November 30th 1983)
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Whitney
Aug 15, 2007 Whitney rated it it was amazing
This book served as my first introduction to Emma Goldman and I will forever hold it in high regard because of that fact. Additionally, Falk does an excellent job of exploring a part of Goldman's life that the subject herself is somewhat eager to avoid in her own autobiography: the intersection of gender, intimacy, and anarchist philosophy.

Goldman, a proponent of free love, is refreshingly human in her struggle to have fulfilling relationships as well as a revolutionary life. I highly recommend
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It just goes to show ... even an enlightened feminist might fall for the emotional claptrap of a 'handsome brute' with a big black cowboy hat ...
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A sensitive treatment of the difficulties one of history's most vocal free love advocates had with non-monogamy in her own life.
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