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The Resource Birth of our power, Victor Serge ; translated and introduced by Richard Greeman

Birth of our power, Victor Serge ; translated and introduced by Richard Greeman

Label
Birth of our power
Title
Birth of our power
Statement of responsibility
Victor Serge ; translated and introduced by Richard Greeman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 1917-1919. Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I, when the flames of revolution suddenly erupt in Russia and Spain. Although the Spanish uprising eventually fizzles, in Russia the workers, peasants, and common soldiers are able to take power and hold it. Serge's "tale of two cities" is constructed from the opposition between Barcelona, the city "we" could not take, and Petrograd, the starving, beleaguered capital of the Russian Revolution besieged by counter-revolutionary Whites. Between the romanticism of radicalized workers awakening to their own power in a sun-drenched Spanish metropolis to the grim reality of workers clinging to power in Russia's dark, frozen revolutionary outpost. The novel was composed a decade after the revolution in Leningrad, where Serge was living in semicaptivity because of his declared opposition to Stalin's dictatorship over the revolution
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1890-1947
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Serge, Victor
Dewey number
843/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Greeman, Richard
Series statement
Spectre classics
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Soviet Union
Label
Birth of our power, Victor Serge ; translated and introduced by Richard Greeman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation from the French of: Naissance de notre force
Bar code
31223112941753
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781629630304
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014908064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20150529-054
System control number
  • 879244502
  • (OCoLC)879244502
Label
Birth of our power, Victor Serge ; translated and introduced by Richard Greeman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation from the French of: Naissance de notre force
Bar code
31223112941753
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781629630304
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014908064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20150529-054
System control number
  • 879244502
  • (OCoLC)879244502

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