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Serge, Victor 1890-1947

Works: 520 works in 1,886 publications in 9 languages and 16,781 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Diaries  Personal narratives  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Illuminator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2637.E49, 843.912
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Year one of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge( Book )

58 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 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 )

41 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 867 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 )

60 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy of a rigged trial in Soviet Russia, and the events that lead to it
Memoirs of a revolutionary, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men in prison by Victor Serge( Book )

33 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in French and English and held by 633 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.'
From Lenin to Stalin by Victor Serge( Book )

32 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unforgiving years by Victor Serge( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 512 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
Russia twenty years after by Victor Serge( Book )

16 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Serge (1890-1947), historian, translator and novelist, a Belgian-born Russian, was politically active in seven countries, participated in three revolutions, and spent more than ten years in various captivities. He was born in political exile of Russian anarchist parents who had been implicated in the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, and he died in exile in Mexico. Russia Twenty Years After, his first major work, was written just after his harrowing release and expulsion from the Stalinist gulag, where he had spent three years as an intransigent oppositionist to the regime. It is still one of the most important documentary accounts of the then-emerging Stalinist system
Midnight in the century by Victor Serge( Book )

48 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 480 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
Conquered city : a novel by Victor Serge( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposé of the surveillance methods used by the Czarist police that describes the structures of state repression and how to dodge them and that explains how such repression is ultimately ineffective. This broad discussion on the oft-recycled tools of harassment and provocation is as relevant today as it was in pre-revolutionary Russia. - from publisher information
Birth of our power by Victor Serge( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 207 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
Littérature et révolution suivi de Littérature prolétarienne? Et Une littérature prolétarienne est-elle possible? by Victor Serge( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mémoires d'un révolutionnaire, 1901-1941 by Victor Serge( Book )

35 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in French and English and held by 134 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 : roman by Victor Serge( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 127 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
Resistance by Victor Serge( Book )

6 editions published between 1938 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tournant obscur by Victor Serge( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in French and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait de Staline by Victor Serge( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ville conquise by Victor Serge( Book )

29 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 110 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
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Alternative Names
Kibalchich, Victor L. 1890-1947

Kibalchich, Victor Lvovich

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

Kibalchiche Victor

Kibalčič, Victor Lvovič

Kibalʹčič, Viktor L. 1890-1947

Kibalʼčič , Viktor Lʼvovič

Kibalʹčič, Viktor Lʹvovič 1890-1947

Kibalczicz, Wiktor Lwowicz.

Kibaltchic, Victor Lvovitch, 1890-1947

Kibaltchich, Victor-Serge 1890-1947

Kibaltchich, Viktor Lvovitch.

Kibaltchich, Viktor Napoleon.

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

Sergé, 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 anarchiste, écrivain révolutionnaire, journaliste, essayiste, poète et traducteur russe

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

Віктор Серж російський революціонер і письменник

Кибальчич В.Л. 1890-1947

Кибальчич Виктор Львович

Кибальчич, Виктор Львович 1890-1947

Серж Виктор

Серж, Виктор, 1890-1947

ויקטור סרג'

סרז', ויקטור, 1890-1947

فكتور سيرج، 1890-1947

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