Living My Life (Paperback)

By Emma Goldman, Miriam Brody (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, 9780142437858, 593pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006

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Description

Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous--and notorious--woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Against a dramatic backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the epoch that she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era, the early years of and later disillusionment with Lenin's Bolshevik experiment, and more. Sounding a call still heard today, Living My Life is a riveting account of political ferment and ideological turbulence.
  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • Condensed to half the length of Goldman's original work, this edition is accessible to those interested in the activist and her extraordinary era



About the Author

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) came to America from Russia when she was sixteen. As a political activist, publisher, lecturer, and writer, she was a central figure in the radical social movements of her age.Miriam Brody has written biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Victoria Woodhull.
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