1. Memoirs of a Revolutionary reviewed

    It doesn’t happen very often, but I love it when I pick up a book simply planning to scan the first few pages and find myself still reading an hour later.  It’s wonderful to get completely swept away, and I must say it was completely unexpected when I picked up anarchist Victor Serge’s Memoirs of a Revolutionary (Mémoires d’un révolutionnaire, 1951; tr. from the French by Peter Sedgwick with George Paizis; 2012).  I don’t know why I expected this book to be somewhat dry; this is an NYRB Classic, after all, and one thing I’ve learned is that their books are first and foremost superbly written in a manner that utilizes language to capture the reader.

      - from a review of Victor Serge’s Memoirs of a Revolutionary in The Mookse and the Gripes blog. Read the rest of the review here, it’s the kind we like best.

Notes

  1. theredshoes reblogged this from nyrbclassics
  2. driftwork reblogged this from nyrbclassics and added:
    As a long term reader of Serge, always nice to see someone discover him… though i gave the Oxford UP edition…
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