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Auteur: Orr, Lois & Charles Orr (Gerd-Rainer Horn, red.)
Titel: Letters form Barcelona
Sub titel: An American woman in revolution and civil war

`Letters from Barcelona' provides a unique insight into the mentality and actions of an entire generation of socialist activists caught up in the maelstrom of cataclysmic events in interwar Europe. Based on carefully chosen representative selections from the copious letters sent by the young protagonist to family and friends in the United States, the atmosphere described in these letters vividly recreates the challenges, the hopes and the disappointments associated with living in Barcelona in the first year of the Catalan Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. These letters reconstruct the vibrant atmosphere of the campaign for a self-managed socialist society, stymied and ultimately crushed by the twin challenges of fascist and Stalinist dictatorships. The primary documents are placed into a larger context by the editorís introductory remarks on the nature of the Catalan Revolution and the place of Lois Orrís writings in the emerging literature on womenís autobiographies.
2009, 256 pag., Euro 72,95
MacMillan Press, London, ISBN 9780230527393


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