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Anarchy's Brief Summer - The Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti

English · Paperback / Softback

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A unique portrait of a revolutionary movement that is largely unknown outside Spain. Northern Spain is the only part of Western Europe where anarchism played a significant role in the political life of the twentieth century. Enjoying wide-ranging support among both the urban and rural working class, its importance peaked during its “brief summer�‿the civil war between the Republic and General Franco‿s Falangists, during which anarchists even participated in the government of Catalonia.  Anarchy‿s Brief Summer brings anarchism to life by focusing on the charismatic leader Buenaventura Durruti (1896‿1936), who became a key figure in the Spanish Civil War after a militant and adventurous youth. The basis of the book is a compilation of texts: personal testimony, interviews with survivors, contemporary documents, memoirs, and academic assessments. They are all linked by Enzenberger‿s own assessment in a series of glosses‿a literary form that is somewhere between retelling and reconstruction‿with the contradiction between fiction and fact reflecting the political contradictions of the Spanish Revolution. 

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Authors Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Mike Mitchell
Assisted by Mike Mitchell (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books London Ltd
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.05.2023
EAN 9781803091815
ISBN 978-1-80309-181-5
No. of pages 310
Dimensions 203 mm x 128 mm x 26 mm
Weight 434 g
Series The Seagull Library of German
The Seagull Library of German Literature
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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