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Victor Serge (1890–1947)

Author of The Case of Comrade Tulayev

Includes the names: Victor Serge, Viktor Serge, Víctor Serge, Schriftsteller Victor Serge

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Victor Serge (1890-1947), best known as a novelist, was an active participant in the anarchist movement before becoming a committed Bolshevik once he reached Russia in 1939. An eloquent critic of tyranny no matter its form, Serge was a leading member of the Left Opposition in its struggle against Joseph Stalin, a cause that ultimately resulted in his exile from Russia. Ian Birchall is an independent writer and translator. His translations from the French include the writings of Victor Serge and Alfred Rosmer. He is on the editorial board of Revolutionary History and is a long-standing member of the British Socialist Workers Party.
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The Case of Comrade Tulayev 654 copies, 10 reviews
Memoirs of a Revolutionary 394 copies, 7 reviews
Unforgiving Years 312 copies, 8 reviews
Conquered City 213 copies, 3 reviews
Midnight in the Century 131 copies, 1 review
Birth of Our Power 106 copies, 1 review
Men in Prison 101 copies, 1 review
From Lenin to Stalin 49 copies, 1 review

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Born in Brussels into a family of Russian anti-tsarist émigrés, Victor Lvovich Kibalchich left home at age 15. He became an anarchist and moved to Paris, where he began to write and publish articles in newspapers. He was imprisoned for several years as a terrorist and after his release, went to Spain. It was about this time that he took the pen name Victor Serge. After the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II, he decided to go to Russia, where he began to question the Bolshevik regime. He was expelled from the party, arrested as the leader of a "Trotskyite conspiracy," and eventual thrown out of the Soviet Union. Soviet agents continued to follow him for the rest of his life. Serge wrote several works of nonfiction, collections of essays, poems, and novels. His health weakened by years of struggle and poverty, he died of a heart attack in Mexico City in 1947. His book Memoirs of a Revolutionary, 1901-1941, was published in 1963.
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