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Serge, Victor 1890-1947

Works: 378 works in 1,525 publications in 10 languages and 13,842 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Political fiction  Diaries  Personal narratives  Miscellanea  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2637.E49, 947.08410924
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The life and death of Leon Trotsky by Victor Serge( Book )
37 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 907 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
Memoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )
36 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Year one of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 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 case of Comrade Tulayev, a novel by Victor Serge( Book )
24 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 723 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."
Men in prison by Victor Serge( Book )
40 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Startlingly human and unflinchingly honest, this thinly veiled fictionalized firsthand account of talented political writer Victor Serge's time in prison is an important addition to the canon of prison writing as well as an unfiltered view of humanity in the early 20th century. Rejecting the opportunity to present political propaganda, Serge's portrayal of imprisonment is instead an insightful and emotionally wrought tale of repression. The depraving brutality that Serge experienced behind bars is at once a mirror of a society at war and a deeply personal question of purpose. Originally publis
From Lenin to Stalin by Victor Serge( Book )
22 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquered city : a novel by Victor Serge( Book )
30 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in French and English and held by 516 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
Russia twenty years after by Victor Serge( Book )
16 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in English and held by 489 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 3 languages and held by 481 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
Unforgiving years by Victor Serge( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 449 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
Midnight in the century by Victor Serge( Book )
40 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 421 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"--
Littérature et révolution suivi de Littérature prolétarienne? Et Une littérature prolétarienne est-elle possible? by Victor Serge( Book )
27 editions published between 1932 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What every radical should know about state repression : a guide for activists by Victor Serge( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les années sans pardon; roman inédit by Victor Serge( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oprechte communisten in Parijs, Leningrad, Berlijn en Mexico bestrijden het totalitarisme aan het einde van de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Vie et mort de Trotsky by Victor Serge( Book )
27 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resistance by Victor Serge( Book )
5 editions published between 1938 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mémoires d'un révolutionnaire, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )
31 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les mémoires de l'un des premiers dissidents soviétiques sont repris ici en édition de poche dans une version revue et corrigée par Victor Serge lui-même en 1945-1946, complétée de notes établies par Jean Rière. On sait que l'auteur a mené toute sa vie une activité révolutionnaire à travers plusieurs pays dont la France, l'Espagne et surtout l'U.R.S.S. Des souvenirs extrêmement intéressants pour qui connaît déjà les hommes et les événements de l'époque
Les Derniers temps by Victor Serge( Book )
21 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in French and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans Paris, à la veille et au début de l'Occupation allemande, l'auteur trace d'amples tableaux où passent, s'agitent des personnages très finement observés qui vivent leurs derniers instants de liberté
L'An I de la Révolution russe : les débuts de la dictature du prolétariat (1917-1918) ; Suivi de La ville en danger by Victor Serge( Book )
21 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans ce texte écrit entre 1925 et 1928, V. Serge a cherché à écrire l'histoire de la première année de la révolution russe du point de vue de l'élite bolchevique. Une analyse qui nous permet de saisir, comme l'expliquait l'auteur lui-même dans une postface écrite en 1947, "comment ceux qui ont fait la révolution la comprenaient et la comprennent"
Portrait de Staline by Victor Serge( Book )
18 editions published between 1940 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kibalchich, Victor L. 1890-1947
Kibalchich, Victor Lvovich
Kibalchich, Victor Lwowitsch 1890-1947
Kibalʹchich, Viktor Lʹvovich 1890-1947
Kibalčič, Victor Lvovič
Kibalʹčič, Viktor L. 1890-1947
Kibalʼčič , Viktor Lʼvovič
Kibalʹčič, Viktor Lʹvovič 1890-1947
Kibaltchich, Victor-Serge 1890-1947
Kibaltchich, Viktor Lvovitch.
Kibaltchich, Viktor Napoleon.
Kibaltchitch, Victor Lvovitch.
Kibaltchitch Victor Napoléon 1890-1947
Kibaltchitch, Victor-Napoléon Lvovitch 1890-1947
Kibaltchitch, Viktor L. 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
Lvovitch Kibaltchitch, Viktor, 1890-1947
Rétif 1890-1947
Serge, V. (Victor), 1890-1947.
Serge, Victor
Serge, Viktor 1890-1947
Serwy, Victor
Serwy Victor 1890-1947
Serž Viktor 1890-1947
Serzh, Viktor 1890-1947
Victor-Serge 1890-1947
Виктор Львович Кибальчич 1890-1947
Кибальчич, Виктор Львович, 1890-1947
Серж, Виктор, 1890-1947
סרז', ויקטור, 1890-1947
セルジュ, V
セルジュ, ヴィクトール
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