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Abidor, Mitchell

Overview
Works: 20 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 1,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Novellas  Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Trivia and miscellanea  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: DC148, 944.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mitchell Abidor
A socialist history of the French Revolution by Jean Jaurès( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the midst of his activities as leader of the Socialist Party and editor of its newspaper, Jean Jaurès intended this book to serve as both a guide and an inspiration to political action. Mitchell Abidor's accomplished translation and Jaurès's lively originality and willingness to criticise all players in this great drama make this unique book a true classic on the French Revolution."--Jacket
Anarchists never surrender : essays, polemics, and correspondence on anarchism, 1908-1938 by Victor Serge( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 171 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 Amazon.com
May made me : an oral history of the 1968 uprising in France by Mitchell Abidor( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative, and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, and factories and universities were occupied. Before it was all over, children, homemakers, and the elderly were swept up in the life-changing events that targeted bureaucratic capitalism and the staid Communist Party. The French state was on the ropes and feared civil war or revolution. Fifty years later, here are the powerful oral testimonies of those young rebels who demanded the impossible. "May Mad Me" reveals the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed both individuals and history
Cinepoems and others by Benjamin Fondane( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benjamin Fondane was that rarest of poets: an experimental formalist with a powerfully lyric poetic style; a near-surrealist who embraced and produced his own version of existential philosophy; a Romanian poet who wrote in French; a self-consciously Jewish poet of diaspora and loss, whose last manuscripts made it out of Drancy just before his deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, where he was murdered, yet whose poetry speaks of a plenitude, an overflowing. After Fondane's death, the poetry might have been forgotten had not writers like E.M. Cioran kept the memory of the work alive, and in France today, Fondane's poetry is again widely available. This first American collection of Fondane's poetry includes his surrealist "Cine-poems," philosophical meditations, and poems that, in their secular/mystical Judaism, confront the calamity--and imaginative triumph--of European Jewry. Poems included in this collection are translated by Mitch Abidor, Marianne Bailey, E.M. Cioran, Joseph Donahue, Eric Freedman, Henry King, Andrew Rubens, Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody, and Leonard Schwartz"--
The Blanqui reader : political writings, 1830-1880 by Auguste Blanqui( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) was one of the most important and controversial figures in nineteenth-century French revolutionary politics, and he played a major role in all of the great upheavals that punctuated his life--the insurrections of 1830, 1848 and 1870-1871. Adamant that a just and egalitarian society can only be established by revolutionary means, he recognised that no revolution can succeed if it fails to overcome the coercive resources of the state, and no revolutionary government can endure if it betrays the principles that alone earn and deserve mass support. This is the first collection of Blanqui's political writings ever published in English, and it includes new and complete translations of his best known texts: Instructions for an armed uprising and Eternity by the atars"--
Voices of the Paris Commune( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Commune of 1871, the first instance of a working-class seizure of power, has been subject to countless interpretations: reviled by its enemies as a murderous bacchanalia of the unwashed while praised by supporters as an exemplar of proletarian anarchism in action, both a successful model to be imitated and as a devastating failure to be avoided. All of the interpretations are tendentious. Historians view the working class’s three-month rule through their own prism, distant in time and space. Voices of the Paris Commune takes a different tack. In this book only those who were present in the spring of 1871, who lived through and participated in the Commune, are heard. The Paris Commune had a vibrant press, and it is represented here by its most important newspaper, Le Cri du Peuple, edited by Jules Vallès, member of the First International. Like any legitimate government, the Paris Commune held parliamentary sessions and issued daily printed reports of the heated, contentious deliberations that belie any accusation of dictatorship. Included in this collection is the transcript of the debate in the Commune and a selection from the inquiry carried out 20 years after the event by the intellectual review La Revue Blanche
A Raskolnikoff by Emmanuel Bove( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death to bourgeois society : The propagandists of the deed by Mitchell Abidor( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death to Bourgeois Society tells the story of four young anarchists who were guillotined in France in the 1890s. The texts collected in [the book] focus on the main avatars of this movement: the grave-robber/murderer/terrorist Ravachol; Auguste Vaillant, who bombed the Chamber of Deputies; Emile Henry, who attacked both the bourgeois in their class function and their very existence; and the Italian immigrant Santo Caserio, who brought down the curtain on the age when we assassinated the French president Sadi Carnot. The volume contains key first-person narratives of the events, from Ravachol's forbidden speech and his account of his life, to Henry's questioning at his trial and his programmatic letter to the director of the prison in which he was held, to Vaillant's confrontation with the investigators immediately after tossing his bomb, and Caserio's description of the assassination and his defense at his trial." -- back cover
The anarchist encyclopedia : abridged by Sébastien Faure( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchism from A to Z. Selections from one of the movement's most ambitious publishing projects
PERMANENT GUILLOTINE : writings of the sans culottes( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Bastille was stormed on July 14, 1789, it wasn't a crowd of breeches-wearing professionals that attacked the prison, it was the working people of Paris. The Permanent Guillotine is an anthology of figures who expressed the will and wishes of this nascent revolutionary class, in all its rage, directness, and contradictoriness."--
For a libertarian communism by Daniel Guérin( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, written between the 1950s and 1980s and published for the first time in English, Guerin not only provides a critique of the socialist and communist parties of his day, he analyses some of the most fundamental and pressing questions with which all radicals must engage. He does this by revisiting and attempting to draw lessons from the history of the revolutionary movement from the French Revolution, through the conflicts between anarchists and Marxists in the International Workingmen's Association and the Russian and Spanish revolutions, to the social revolution of 1968
Communards : the story of the Paris Commune of 1871, as told by those who fought for it( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Anger : ultra-revolutionary writing in France from the Atheist Priest to the Bonnot Gang( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mitchell Abidor presents the key writings of a series of revolutionaries from the late 17th-early 18th century priest Jean Meslier and the Enlightenment radical Baron d'Holbach, to the leaders of the left wing of the Great French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat, Jacques Hébert, Anacharsis Cloots, Jacques Roux, Gracchus Babeuf, and Sylvain Maréchal; and continuing with the tireless revolutionary Louis Auguste Blanqui and the voices of the Paris Commune. There follow the Propagandists of the Deed such as Ravachol and Emile Henry; the unclassifiable Zo d'Axa, and the uncompromising Albert Libertad. The collection continues with the philosophy of the individualist Georges Palante and concludes with Victor Serge, who wrote the last chapter of this school of anarchism and joined the Communist International. In the epilogue, Abidor reflects on the significance of the events of May 1968 in Paris and their connection to the tradition."--Erythrós Press webpage
Anarchists Never Surrender by Mitchell Abidor( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blanqui reader : political writings, 1830-1880 : Louis Auguste Blanqui( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) was one of the most important and controversial figures in nineteenth-century French revolutionary politics, and he played a major role in all of the great upheavals that punctuated his life--the insurrections of 1830, 1848 and 1870-1871. Adamant that a just and egalitarian society can only be established by revolutionary means, he recognised that no revolution can succeed if it fails to overcome the coercive resources of the state, and no revolutionary government can endure if it betrays the principles that alone earn and deserve mass support. This is the first collection of Blanqui's political writings ever published in English, and it includes new and complete translations of his best known texts: Instructions for an armed uprising and Eternity by the atars"
Notebooks : 1934-1947 by Victor Serge( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Serge's Notebooks provide an intensely personal account of the last decade of the legendary Franco-Russian writer and revolutionary. They evoke Popular Front France, the fall of Paris, the 'Surrealist Château' in Marseilles, and the flight to the New World. They are replete with vivid life portraits (Gide, Breton, Saint-Exupéry, Lévi-Strauss), and moving evocations of fallen revolutionary comrades (Gramsci, Nin, Radek, Trotsky) and of doomed colleagues among the Soviet writers (Fedin, Pilniak, Mandelstam, Gorky). Serge's Mexican notebooks provide a fascinating account of his exploration of pre-Columbian cultures and portray political and cultural figures in Mexico City, from the exiles' psychoanalytic circle, to painters like Dr. Atl and Leonora Carrington and poets like Octavio Paz. These writings paint a vivid self-portrait and convey the intense loneliness Serge also felt in these years, cut off as he was from Europe, deprived of a political platform, prey to angina attacks, and anxiously in love with a younger woman"--
The great anger : untra-revolutionary writing in France from the atheist priest to the Bonnot gang( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected correspondence by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

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

"This publication includes essays by Pascal Ifri, Professor of French at Washington University in St. Louis & Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. hardback, 120 pages, letterpress covers, spine and title page, hand sewn, bound, NZ$45.00"--Www.kilmogpress.wordpress.com
Communards : the story of the Paris Commune of 1871, as told by those who fought it by Mitchell Abidor( Book )

1 edition published in 1000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notebooks: 1936-1947 by Victor Serge( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Serge's Notebooks provide an intensely personal account of the last decade of the legendary Franco-Russian writer and revolutionary. They evoke Popular Front France, the fall of Paris, the 'Surrealist Château' in Marseilles, and the flight to the New World. They are replete with vivid life portraits (Gide, Breton, Saint-Exupéry, Lévi-Strauss), and moving evocations of fallen revolutionary comrades (Gramsci, Nin, Radek, Trotsky) and of doomed colleagues among the Soviet writers (Fedin, Pilniak, Mandelstam, Gorky). Serge's Mexican notebooks provide a fascinating account of his exploration of pre-Columbian cultures and portray political and cultural figures in Mexico City, from the exiles' psychoanalytic circle, to painters like Dr. Atl and Leonora Carrington and poets like Octavio Paz. These writings paint a vivid self-portrait and convey the intense loneliness Serge also felt in these years, cut off as he was from Europe, deprived of a political platform, prey to angina attacks, and anxiously in love with a younger woman"--
 
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