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By Cathy Porter

ISBN-10: 0860680142

ISBN-13: 9780860680147

Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was once the one lady in Lenin’s govt, and essentially the most recognized girls in Russian heritage. She used to be a innovative who observed the revolution turn into below she had dreamed, and all through her existence she passionately defended its precise beliefs. She believed too that actual political swap may possibly in basic terms include a change in own and relatives relationships.

Her lifestyles, either for my part and politically, used to be stormy. Born into the aristocracy, she turned concerned early in radical circles, and her lifelong preoccupation with women’s emancipation begun along with her painful selection to depart her husband and baby. She labored tirelessly all her existence, a super speaker, author and organiser, and her rules are as an important at the present time as they have been in her personal time. This compelling biography files the lifetime of a amazing lady and the dramatic interval during which she lived.

Cathy Porter used to be born in Oxford in 1947 and grew up there. She spent a yr in Poland ahead of learning Russian and Czech at London collage. on the grounds that then she has develop into deeply thinking about the political existence and highbrow principles of 19th- and twentieth-century Russia. She is the writer of Fathers and Daughters: Russian girls in Revolution, and translator of Kollontai’s fiction Love of employee Bees (also released through Virago). Cathy Porter lives in London and divides her time among trans lating, educating literacy and studying into Russian history.

The Merlin Press lately published the second revised edition.(5 July 2013)
According to web page numbers(296 pages), i believe this new version is a condensed and abridged model. So my model is the infrequent whole unabridged edition.
Originally scanned by means of me,not OCR'd, bookmarked, pages numbered, front/back cover

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