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Victor Serge

Victor Serge (1890-1947) was born to Russian anti-Tsarist exiles living in Brussels. As a young anarchist firebrand, he was sentenced to five years in a French penitentiary in 1912. In 1919, Serge joined the Bolsheviks. An outspoken critic of Stalin, he was expelled from the Party and arrested in 1929. Nonetheless, he managed to complete three novels ( Men in Prison , Birth of Our Power , and Conquered City ) and a history ( Year One of the Russian Revolution ), published in Paris. Arrested...See more