Called 'a brief comet in the anarchist firmament, blazing out quickly and soon forgotten by all but a small circle of comrades whose love and devotion persisted long after her death,' by Paul Avrich, Voltairine de Cleyre was a little-kwn, but crucial link in the early American anarchist milieu of the 20th century. Her gifts as a writer outshone her contemporaries and read like a breath of fresh air even today. This facsimile reprint collection of poems, essays and stories was originally published in 1914 by Emma Goldman's Mother Earth Publishing Association.
Voltairine de Cleyre: Called A brief comet in the anarchist firmament, blazing out quickly and soon forgotten by all but a small circle of comrades whose love and devotion persisted long after her death, by Paul Avrich, Voltairine de Cleyre was a little-known, but crucial link in the early American anarchist milieu of the 20th century. A poet and essayist, de Cleyre was plagued all her life by poverty, pain, and ill health, and died prematurely at the age of 45 in 1912.Alexander Berkman: Alexander Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th century Anarchist movement. The young, idealistic Berkman practiced propaganda by deed attempting to assassinate Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. While imprisoned, he wrote the classic tale of prison life Prison Memoirs of and Anarchist. After his release, Berkman edited Emma Goldman's Mother Earth and his own paper The Blast!. Deported from New York City to his native Russia in 1919, were he saw first hand the failure of the Bolshevik revolution and dedicated himself to writing the classic primer on Anarchism, What is Anarchism?.Hippolyte Havel: Hippolyte Havel was a Czech anarchist who lived most of his life in New York City. Editor of numerous publications, including Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, he wrote dozens of articles and was a major influence on many artists and radicals of his day.