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Serge, Victor 1890-1947

Works: 335 works in 1,384 publications in 12 languages and 14,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Political fiction  Diaries  Personal narratives  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2637.E49, 947.08410924
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Year one of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge( Book )

76 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political upheaval of the 1990s has focused the world's attention on the Russian empire. This book tells of the last time its working masses called their rulers to account. In Year One, the year that followed the victorious Bolshevik revolution of October 1917, the Tsar was in prison, the country divided by civil war - and mass meetings on street corners and in factory canteens debated how a better, more just, more equal society could be created. This book shows the many new possibilities released by the workers' revolution of 1917. Serge reveals the forces that were to produce the Stalinist dictatorship... but shows that this was far from inevitable. For in Year One the tremendous energy and creativity of the working class was the motive force behind the first attempt to build a socialist society. --from back cover
The life and death of Leon Trotsky by Victor Serge( Book )

29 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in France in 1951, this volume is a biography of Russian Marxist revolutionary, military leader, and political theorist Leon Trotsky (1879-1940). Written by Trotsky's wife and one of his closest friends, it provides many personal insights into Trotsky's life, work and behavior. The authors pay particular attention to the last ten years of Trotsky's life and attempt to place the dramatic and ultimately fateful events of his life in context with his role in the peaks and valleys of the Russian revolutionary movement from the turn of the 20th century until his assassination in 1940
The case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence--at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But "The Case of Comrade Tulayev," unquestionably the finest work of fiction ever written about the Stalinist purges, is not just a story of a totalitarian state. Marked by the deep humanity and generous spirit of its author, the legendary anarchist and exile Victor Serge, it is also a classic twentieth-century tale of risk, adventure, and unexpected nobility to set beside Ernest Hemingway's" For Whom the Bell Tolls" and Andre Malraux's "Man's Fate."
Memoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Review Books Original 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, the active role he played in the Russian Revolution, as well as 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 brilliant portraits of politicians from Trotsky and Lenin and Stalin to 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 fine translation of Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary 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"
Conquered city : a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

39 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 544 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
Unforgiving years by Victor Serge( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 538 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
From Lenin to Stalin by Victor Serge( Book )

27 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia twenty years after by Victor Serge( Book )

13 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin almost stilled Serge's voice, but in exile Serge, along with Leon Trotsky, took up the defense of those falsely accused and silenced and tried to alert the world to what Stalin was doing in the name of socialism in the USSR, and to analyze how the Russian Revolution, which had been the hope for humankind, was in the process of devouring itself. This edition also includes Serge's "Thirty Years after the Russian Revolution," his eloquent summary and analysis of the Stalinist counterrevolution that has never before been published in English. The introductory essay by Susan Weissman introduces the reader to Serge, evaluating his contribution to our current understanding of the former Soviet Union. She also updates Serge's accounts of the fate of various oppositionists with information from the newly opened Soviet archives
Birth of our power (Naissance de notre force) by Victor Serge( Book )

35 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and French and held by 474 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 )

27 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 450 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 )

43 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 440 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 searching 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"--
What every radical should know about state repression : a guide for activists by Victor Serge( Book )

47 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature et révolution suivi de Littérature prolétarienne? Et Une littérature prolétarienne est-elle possible? by Leon Trotsky( Book )

23 editions published between 1932 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Révolutionaires. Les Hommes dans la prison by Victor Serge( Book )

28 editions published between 1929 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistance by Victor Serge( Book )

6 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait de Staline by Victor Serge( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tournant obscur by Victor Serge( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leur morale et la nôtre by Leon Trotsky( Book )

29 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in French and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destiny of a revolution by Victor Serge( Book )

11 editions published in 1937 in English and French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lutte contre le stalinisme : correspondance inedite, articles by Victor Serge( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Unforgiving years
Alternative Names
Kibalchich, Victor L. 1890-1947

Kibalchich, Victor Lvovich 1890-1947

Kibalchich, Victor Lwowitch 1890-1947

Kibalchich, Victor Lwowitsch 1890-1947

Kibalchich, Victor Serge 1890-1947

Kibalʹchich, Viktor Lʹvovich

Kibalʹchich, Viktor Lʹvovich 1890-1947

Kibalčič, Victor Lvovič

Kibalʹčič, Viktor L. 1890-1947

Kibalʼčič , Viktor Lʼvovič

Kibalʹčič, Viktor Lʹvovič 1890-1947

Kibaltchic, Victor Lvovitch, 1890-1947

Kibaltchich, Victor-Serge 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Victor Lvovitch.

Kibaltchitch, Victor Lvovitch, 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch Victor Napoléon 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Victor-Napoléon Llvovitch 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Victor-Napoléon Lvovitch 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Viktor L. 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Viktor Llvovitch 1890-1947

Kibaltchitch, Viktor Lvovitch

Kibaltchitch Viktor Lvovitch 1890-1947

Kibaltchitche Victor Lvovitch 1890-1947

Kibaltschitsch, Victor Lwowitsch 1890-1947

Kibaltschitsch, Wictor Lwowitsch 1890-1947

Lvovitch Kibaltchitch, Viktor, 1890-1947

Rétif 1890-1947

Serge, V. (Victor), 1890-1947

Serge, Victor

Serge, Viktor 1890-1947

Seruju Vikutōru 1890-1947

Serwy, Victor

Serwy, Victor 1890-1947

Serž, Viktor 1890-1947

Serzh, Victor 1890-1947

Serzh, Viktor

Serzh, Viktor 1890-1947

Victor Lvovich Kibalchich


Victor-Serge 1890-1947

Victor Serge Russian revolutionary and writer

Victor Serge Russisch schrijver

Victor Serge russisk skribent

Victor Serge rysk författare

Victor Serge Schriftsteller und Revolutionär

Victor Serge scrittore e rivoluzionario russo

Victor Serge verkisto kaj revoluciulo

Βίκτορ Σερζ

Виктор Львович Кибальчич 1890-1947

Кибальчич В.Л. 1890-1947

Кибальчич, Виктор Львович

Кибальчич, Виктор Львович, 1890-1947

Серж, Виктор, 1890-1947

ויקטור סרג'

ویکتور سرژ نویسنده روسی


세르주, 빅토르 1890-1947

세르쥬, 빅토르 1890-1947


セルジュ, V

セルジュ, ヴィクトール

セルジュ ヴィクトール 1890-1947

The case of Comrade Tulayev, a novelMemoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941Conquered city : a novelUnforgiving yearsFrom Lenin to StalinWhat every radical should know about state repression : a guide for activistsResistance