Red Emma Speaks
By Emma Goldman
(Humanity Books, Paperback, 9781573924641, 476pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 1996
Categories: Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
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Unlike any other collection of Goldman’s work, Red Emma Speaks presents in a single, handy volume the full sweep of her opinions and personality. In addition to nine essays from Goldman’s own 1910 collection, Anarchism and Other Essays; three dramatic sections from her 1931 autobiography, Living My Life; and the afterword to her My Disillusionment in Russia (which the collapse of the Soviet Union later revealed as prescient); this book contains sixteen more pieces covering a great range of subjects, assembled here for the first time to offer a rich composite or Goldman’s life and thought. Red Emma speaks on: anarchism, sex, prostitution, marriage, jealousy, prisons, religion, schools, violence, war, communism, and much more.
This new third edition, containing a new foreword by Alix Kates Shulman and more accessible source listings, has been revised to situate the works more precisely in light of burgeoning Goldman scholarship.
Alix Kates Shulmen, a member of Redstockings, one of the earliest women’s liberation groups in the United States, has published four novels including the feminist classic Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, two books on Emma Goldman, numerous short stories and essays on feminist themes, and a memoir, Drinking the Rain.
"Alix Shulman has provided a truly elegant collection of Goldman's speeches and writings. . . Shulman's introductions also display a rare and genuine knowledge of anarchist political thought....In her comments, she attempts to show the contemporary releva