By Victor Serge; Richard Greeman (transl.)
Startlingly human and unflinchingly sincere, this thinly veiled fictionalized firsthand account of proficient political author Victor Serge’s time in felony is a vital addition to the canon of felony writing in addition to an unfiltered view of humanity within the early twentieth century. Rejecting the chance to provide political propaganda, Serge’s portrayal of imprisonment is as a substitute an insightful and emotionally wrought story of repression. The depraving brutality that Serge skilled in the back of bars is instantly a reflect of a society at battle and a deeply own query of objective. initially released in 1930 and translated from the French via Richard Greeman in 1977, this reprint makes a desirable and compelling novel on hand back with a brand new advent via Greeman that situates the paintings within the context of Serge’s lifestyles.