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Durruti In The Spanish Revolution by Abel…

Durruti In The Spanish Revolution (2007)

by Abel Paz

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Espropriatore e organizzatore sindacale, pistolero e finanziatore di collane editoriali, Durruti è stato un simbolo e un mito che ha sintetizzato le esperienze rivoluzionarie e le tensioni libertarie di migliaia uomini e donne che hanno fatto grande la lunga stagione dell’anarchismo spagnolo. Lotta, galera, fuga ed esilio hanno trasformato un giovane apprendista fabbro in un leggendario leader. Dopo il golpe di Franco del luglio 1936, Durruti è l’anima e il braccio del movimento libertario in Catalogna dove, battuti armi alla mano i militari ribelli, si sviluppa una delle più profonde e importanti esperienze rivoluzionarie che la storia abbia registrato: industrie, terre, trasporti e servizi vengono espropriati, collettivizzati e autogestiti dai lavoratori. Durruti partecipa alla sollevazione di Barcellona, poi parte per Saragozza alla testa di una colonna che porta il suo nome, e infine accorre in difesa di Madrid, dove troverà la morte. La fondamentale biografia di Abel Paz ripercorre, sulle tracce della vita di un uomo, la storia dell’anarchismo spagnolo assieme alle speranze e alla tragedia di un intero popolo.
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At 4:00 PM on June 4, 1923, unknown assailants opened fire on a black car across from the St. Paul Home School in the outskirts of Zaragoza.
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"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. But Abel Paz, who fought alongside Durruti in the Spanish Civil War, has given us much more than an account of a single man’s life. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution is as much a biography of a nation and of a tumultuous historical era. Paz seamlessly weaves intimate biographical details of Durruti’s life—his progression from factory worker and father to bank robber, political exile and, eventually, revolutionary leader—with extensive historical background, behind-the-scenes governmental intrigue, and blow-by-blow accounts of major battles and urban guerrilla warfare. An amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life-long fight against fascism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms.

Includes Jose Luis Gutierres Molina’s introduction about Abel Paz’s life and the historiography of the Spanish Civil War.

Abel Paz was born in 1921. At 15, he joined the Durruti Column and fought in the Spanish Revolution. After the revolution's defeat, he was active as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime and spent eleven years in prison. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Chuck Morse founded the Institute for Anarchist Studies, co-edited Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and founded and edited The New Formulation: An Anti-Authoritarian Review of Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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