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Living My Life: An Autobiography of Emma Goldman (1931)

by Emma Goldman

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Emma Goldman was an anarchist and feminist who lived at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. She started her political career in the USA, where she was closely involved with Alexander Berkman and his assassination attempt on Henry Clay Frick. After long years of agitation in the US (where she spoke about contraceptive measures or against the forced conscription for World War One, for which she was imprisoned), she was deported and sent to Russia, where she started to turn from initial support of the October revolution to criticism of the Bolsheviks. As things started to heat up from her, she left Russia as well and finally wrote her autobiography from her exile and resort in France.

Emma Goldman was an interesting personality and had a fascinating life, but she was not a great writer. For the most part that doesn’t matter that much, but towards the end, the book does start to drag a bit.

Read more on my blog: http://kalafudra.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/living-my-life-emma-goldman/ ( )
  kalafudra | Mar 18, 2012 |
Interesting feminist and labor advocate perspective of the industrial age in america. ( )
  deadbeat | Apr 14, 2011 |
She is my hero. ( )
  getborn | Apr 14, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142437859, Paperback)

Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous—and notorious—woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Against a dramatic backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the epoch that she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era, the early years of and later disillusionment with Lenin’s Bolshevik experiment, and more. Sounding a call still heard today, Living My Life is a riveting account of political ferment and ideological turbulence.

First time in Penguin Classics
Condensed to half the length of Goldman's original work, this edition is accessible to those interested in the activist and her extraordinary era

 

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