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Author:
Emma Goldman
ISBN13:
978-0879050962
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0879050969
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Gibbs Smith; New edition edition (October 1, 1982)
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Living My Life, Emma Goldman Living My Life is the autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, who became internationally renowned as an activist based in the United States.

Living My Life, Emma Goldman Living My Life is the autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, who became internationally renowned as an activist based in the United States. It was published in two volumes in 1931 (Alfred A. Knopf) and 1934 (Garden City Publishing Company). Goldman wrote it while living in Saint-Tropez, France, following her disillusionment with the Bolshevik role in the Russian revolution.

Living My Life is the autobiography of Lithuanian-born anarchist Emma Goldman, who became internationally renowned as an activist based in the United States.

Emma Goldman Living My Life 1931 New York, Alfred A Knopf In. 1931. When one has reached a good philosophic age, I used to tell my friends, capable of viewing the tragedies and comedies of life impersonally and detachedly - particularly one’s own life - one is likely to create an autobiography worth while. Still feeling adolescently young in spite of advancing years, I did not consider myself competent to undertake such a task. Moreover, I always lacked the necessary leisure for concentrated writing.

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The Camera I'm Using has a 30 minute time limit, so it automatically shut down after 30 minutes. So this ends abruptly in the middle. I decided that it was just as well, since 30 minutes was long enough for me to ramble about this book.

Living My Life : The Autobiography of Emma Goldman. I could not disagree more with Goldman's ultimate philosophical conclusions, but I enjoyed this book, and volume II as well. Her essential humanity emerges, and it is a good case study and an interesting read, historically, philosophically and personally. She is no Mark Twain or Billy Faulkner, but her life was interesting and her prose adequately conveys the milieu she became enmeshed in. A fair degree of antecedent historical knowledge is necessary to fully enjoy this book, but you most likely have that or you wouldn't be reading about Emma to begin with.

Depending on the reader's political expectations, Emma's life is either inspiring or downright terrifying

Depending on the reader's political expectations, Emma's life is either inspiring or downright terrifying. Those who believe in social conformity would probably be more comfortable moving on to other fodder.

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This biography of Emma Goldman provides detailed information about her life . Her autobiography ‘Living My Life’ was out in 1931

This biography of Emma Goldman provides detailed information about her life, achievements & works. She published two books about her experiences in Russia: ‘My Disillusionment in Russia’ (1923) and ‘My Further Disillusionment in Russia’ (1924). She shifted to London in 1924 and then went to Canada in 1927. Her autobiography ‘Living My Life’ was out in 1931. She went to Spain in 1936 in the wake of the Spanish Civil War where she supported the Spanish anarchists.

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. Bibliographic information. Living My Life Penguin classics.

The autobiography of an early radical leader documents her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities
  • Whether you enjoy radical thought, history, or autobiographies, this is an exemplary text. Besides the historical value of her narrative, I think what is particularly attractive about E. G. is that she was a century ahead of her time in many ways, and thus her experiences continue to be relevant today. Throughout her life she traveled the U. S. and the world organizing and speaking against authoritarianism, militarism, capitalism, and all other institutions that undermine individual freedom. She also worked actively as a nurse, gave lectures on modern drama, and educated women about contraceptives (at a time when such activity was illegal). E. G. met many of the prominent radicals and intellectuals of her time, and it is a treat to read of her encounters with Kropotkin, Debs, Louise Michel, and scores of other fascinating people.

    In Vol. 1 E. G. shares her development into the most notorious anarchist agitator in the U. S. and the myriad struggles of which she is a part. The reader obtains a deeper understanding of the struggle between workers and big business, the different radical groups that competed / cooperated with each other, and the subsequent persecution of radicals due to their activities. Vol. 2 includes the imprisonment of E. G. and her friend Sasha Berkman as oppontents of WWI followed by their deportations to Russia. Of particular historical interest is their experiences of the contradictions of the Bolshevik government, which they had previously defended. About 150 pages deal with their time in Russia--at first trying to be useful to the Revolution, then experiencing increasing disillusionment with its authoritarianism. This section includes personal accounts of the Kronstadt Rebellion and the death of Peter Kropotkin.

    E. G. is one of the most beautiful and dynamic personalities of the 20th century, and her life is packed with enough history and adventure that it necessitates two volumes of autobiography. Combined they weigh in at 1000 pages, and honestly she probably could have trimmed it down to 600-700 without losing the heart of the material. On the other hand, it is really impossible to get too much of Emma Goldman.

  • In her autobiography Emma Goldman explains her life, narrating the experience of marching to her own drummer. Depending on the reader's political expectations, Emma's life is either inspiring or downright terrifying. Those who believe in social conformity would probably be more comfortable moving on to other fodder.
    Nevertheless, this eyewitness account of American and Russian history, ought not to be trivially dismissed. Emma fought for things we have taken for granted in modern life, such as birth-control and the eight-hour work day; she went to jail in the struggle to obtain these for us. This book explains how she lived her commitment to individual liberty, choosing who she would love, advocating revolution, and harrassing those of her "allies" who compromised on these principles.
    Perhaps the most interesting portion of the book is her years in Russia. Here she describes arriving at the "Promised Land" of the peoples' revolution and how that mutated into a sense of disillusionment and horror at what she saw as the betrayal of that revolution by the "dictatorship of the proletariat."
    Her writing style is nothing exceptional, but the story she weaves from the material of her life is nothing short of fascinating. Another reviewer suggested taking a break between volumes--I couldn't! I had to know what happened next.
    Although there are a lot of pages to wade through, I will give this book as a gift to the young women in my life. I believe that Emma can serve as a role model for living one's own life, not living out the expectations of friends, family, or society. In a dysfunctional world, we have too few people who model this.
    Emma gets three stars for writing style, but the powerful and plentiful content bring the rating up to five stars. Not to be missed.
    (If you'd like to discuss this book or review, click on the "about me" link above & drop me an email. Thanks!)

  • This book should be read by everyone who cares about civilization and human existence. It is probably one of the more revealing and informative books of the last 100 years. It is very difficult to change our sick world, but it might be possible if this book reached critical mass readership.

  • I could not disagree more with Goldman's ultimate philosophical conclusions, but I enjoyed this book, and volume II as well. Her essential humanity emerges, and it is a good case study and an interesting read, historically, philosophically and personally. She is no Mark Twain or Billy Faulkner, but her life was interesting and her prose adequately conveys the milieu she became enmeshed in. A fair degree of antecedent historical knowledge is necessary to fully enjoy this book, but you most likely have that or you wouldn't be reading about Emma to begin with. If you don't, or find that you are getting lost in the history and sequence, it would pay to do a little research to better understand what she lived through. It will also help you spot bias on Goldman's part. I heartily recommend this book. It is informative, enlightening and entertaining to boot.

  • When I first read Emma Goldman in the 1960's it changed my life. If you want to understand Herstory read this book.

  • Obviously, I love it. It's my introduction. But I'm puzzled by the objections about the font and size. The Penguiin edition has not been issued in small print. I am not a young reader with excellent vision. No problem with the size of print. Also, I wish to caution readers that this is an abridged version of Volumes I and II of the autobiography as originally published by Norton. Sorry I haven't logged in sooner.

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  • Amazing auto-biograghy of an amazing revolutionary. Calling herself an Anarchist, Emma Goldman was one of the most powerful political and social activists of her day. The book reads like an amazing novel, couldn't put it down.