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Auteur: Thomas, Joan
Titel: The Years of Grief and Laughter
Sub titel: A Biography of Ammon Hennacy

In January of 1970, when he was in the hospital following a severe heart attack, the late Ammon Hennacy (1893-1970), one of the principal fathers of the present-day radical movement, made three requests of his second wife, Joan Thomas, should he die:she was to finish with the publishing of the book he had written,The One-Man Revolution in America,she was to scatter his ashes on the graves of the Haymarket martyrs at Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago; and she was to write his biography.The result of her fulfilling her husband's third request is not so much a biography (although it is that, too), but rather an intimate and delightful, albeit at times painful, memoir of an offbeat marriage where the husband was forty-one years older than his wife. The book is, as Ms. Thomas puts its, a "continuation of the fun-thing we had going between us, whatever that means." Well, whatever Ms. Thomas means, the reader will discover along with the "fun-thing" a deep psychological insight into a man who, with complete fearlessness, was dedicated to pacifism and Christian anarchy to the point of laying down his life for his friends without equivocation
2012, 342 pag., Euro 37,95
Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene OR, ISBN 9781620323526


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