[5.8.13] Marxism/Anarchism: The Case of Victor Serge
A BOOK CHAT WITH RICHARD GREEMAN
NYC, New School
6 E 16th St
8 May 2013
The Platypus Affiliated Society will be hosting a book chat with Richard Greeman, translator of Victor Serge’s Memoirs of a Revolutionary and Russia in Danger. This event will be hosted on 8 May 2013 at the New School, 6 E 16th St, NYC, from 7 to 9 pm in Room 909.
Victor Serge (1890–1947) was an international revolutionary and writer. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919 and later worked for the Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator. He was critical of the Stalinist regime and remained a revolutionary Marxist until his death. Though scattered, his writings have been reassembled and translated and kept alive by a small group of radical devotees, most notably Peter Sedgwick and Richard Greeman.
Richard Greeman is a Marxist scholar long active in human rights, anti-war, anti-nuclear, environmental and labor struggles in the U.S., Latin America, France, and Russia. Greeman is best known for his studies and translations of the Franco-Russian novelist and revolutionary Victor Serge. Greeman also writes regularly about politics, international class struggles and revolutionary theory. Co-founder of the Praxis Research and Education Center in Moscow, Russia, Greeman is based in Montpellier, France, where he directs the International Victor Serge Foundation.