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Greeman, Richard

Works: 31 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 1,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Personal narratives  Historical fiction  War fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Author
Classifications: PQ2637.E49, 843.912
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Most widely held works by Richard Greeman
Unforgiving years by Victor Serge( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-World War II Paris, Secret Agent D. and his lover and protege, Nadine, attempt to escape from the Soviet intelligence service, fearing constantly that they are being followed. D.'s colleague, Daria, arrives in Leningrad during the siege and tries to care for those around her. She then continues her espionage assignment in Berlin, where she works as a military camp nurse. Daria soon recognizes that everyone's soldiers and civilians alike is scarred from the war
Conquered city : a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and French and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace, avec "Les hommes dans la prison" et "Naissance de notre force", la première partie de la vie de l'auteur. Né en 1890 à Bruxelles, il milite à Paris avec les anarchistes, gagne Barcelone en 1916 où échoue l'une des premières insurrections socialistes du siècle, part ensuite soutenir Trotsky à Petrograd et voyage à travers toute l'Europe en tant que propagandiste de l'Internationale
Birth of our power (Naissance de notre force) by Victor Serge( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Men in prison by Victor Serge( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Serge served five years in French penitentiaries (1912-1917) for the crime of 'criminal association' - in fact for his courageous refusal to testify against his old comrades, the infamous 'Tragic Bandits' of French anarchism. 'While I was still in prison,' Serge later recalled, 'fighting off tuberculosis, insanity, depression, the spiritual poverty of the men, the brutality of the regulations, I already saw one kind of justification of that infernal voyage in the possibility of describing it.'
Midnight in the century by Victor Serge( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, Victor Serge was arrested by Stalin's police, interrogated, and held in solitary confinement for more than eighty days. Released, he spent two years in exile in remote Orenburg. These experiences were the inspiration for Midnight in the Century, Serge's novel about revolutionaries living in the shadow of Stalin's betrayal of the revolution. Among the exiles -- true believers in a cause that no longer exists -- gathered in the town of Chenor, or Black Waters, are the granite-faced old Bolshevik Ryzhik, stoic yet gentle Varvara, and Rodion, a young, self-educated worker who is trying to make sense of the world and history. They struggle in the unlikely company of Russian Orthodox Old Believers who are also suffering for their faith. Against unbelievable odds, the young Rodion will escape captivity and find a new life in the wild. Surviving the dark winter night of the soul, he rediscovers the only real, and most radical, form of resistance: hope
The life and death of Leon Trotsky by Victor Serge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leon Trotsky was a leading participant in Russia's 1917 Revolution and its steps toward building the world's first workers' democracy. A few years later he became a prime target and scapegoat during Stalin's bloody rise to power, which replaced workers' control with dictatorship. There have been many biographies of this remarkable man, but none provides as much insight into Trotsky's experience as both a leader of, and outcast exile from, the Russian Revolution. Written by two of his closest collaborators, this book provides an invaluable picture of a great revolutionary and the world-historic events in which he took part. Victor Serge, a dedicated revolutionary and distinguished novelist, worked closely with Natalia Sedova, a veteran Bolshevik and widow of Trotsky, to re-create Trotsky's life and ghastly death at the hands of an assassin."--Back cover
Memoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Serge is one of the great men of the twentieth century: anarchist, revolutionary, agitator, theoretician, historian of his times, and a fearless truthteller. Here Serge describes his upbringing in Belgium--the child of a family of exiled Russian revolutionary intellectuals--his early life as an activist, his time in a French prison, and the active role he played in the Russian Revolution, as well his growing dismay at the Revolutionary regime's ever more repressive and murderous character. Expelled from the Soviet Union, Serge went to Paris, and barely escaped the Nazis to find a final refuge in Mexico. Memoirs of a Revolutionary describes a thrilling life on the frontlines of history and includes ... portraits of politicians from Trotsky and Lenin and Stalin and of major writers like Alexander Blok and Andrey Bely. Above all, it captures the sensibility of Serge himself, that of a courageous and singularly appealing advocate of human liberation who remained undaunted in the most trying of times. Peter Sedgwick's ... translation ... was cut by a fifth when it was first published in 1963. This new edition is the first in English to present the entirety of Serge's book"--
Anarchists never surrender : essays, polemics, and correspondence on anarchism, 1908-1938 by Victor Serge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing a complete picture of Victor Serge’s relationship to anarchist action and doctrine, this volume contains writings going back to his teenage years in Brussels, where he became influenced by the doctrine of individualist anarchism. At the heart of the anthology are key articles written soon after his arrival in Paris in 1909, when he became editor of the newspaper 'l'anarchie.' In these articles Serge develops and debates his own radical thoughts, arguing the futility of mass action and embracing 'illegalism.' Serge’s involvement with the notorious French group of anarchist armed robbers, the Bonnot Gang, landed Serge in prison for the first time in 1912. The book includes both his prison correspondence with his anarchist comrade Émile Armand and articles written immediately after his release. The book also includes several articles and letters written by Serge after he had left anarchism behind and joined the Russian Bolsheviks in 1919. Here Serge analyzed anarchism and the ways in which he hoped anarchism would leaven the harshness and dictatorial tendencies of Bolshevism. Included here are writings on anarchist theory and history, Bakunin, the Spanish revolution, and the Kronstadt uprising. Anarchists Never Surrender anthologizes Victor Serge’s previously unavailable texts on anarchism and fleshes out the portrait of this brilliant writer and thinker, a man I. F. Stone called one of the 'moral figures of our time'"--From
Naissance de notre force : Roman by Victor Serge( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every radical should know about state repression : a guide for activists by Victor Serge( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Serge and the Russian Revolution by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Serge and the novel of revolution by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Les hommes dans la prison.] Men in prison ; translated with an introduction by Richard Greeman by Victor Serge( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Serge : writer and revolutionary by Richard Greeman( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the social revolution : movements of the 1960's in historical perspective by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beware of vegetarian sharks! : radical rants and internationalist essays (illustrated) by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-examintation of Herbert Marcuse's works by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Victor serge : the writer as witness by Richard Greeman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Birth of our power. Naissance de notre force by Victor Serge( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Greeman, Richard

Richard Greeman American academic

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Conquered city : a novelMemoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941