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Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman; edited by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman 

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“Alexander Berkman’s book is vivid, candid, honest.” —New York Times

“No other book discusses so frankly the criminal ways of the closed prison society.”—Kenneth Rexroth

In 1892, Alexander Berkman tried to assassinate Henry Clay Frick for his role in violently suppressing the Homestead Steel Strike. Berkman was unsuccessful. He spent the next fourteen years in prison, thirteen of them in Pennsylvania's notorious Western Penitentiary. Upon his release, he wrote what was to become a classic of prison literature, and a profound testament to human courage in the face of oppression.

This new edition of his account of his years behind bars is introduced and fully annotated by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman, both former associate editors of the Emma Goldman Papers at the University of California, Berkeley. Their efforts make this the definitive version of Berkman’s tale of his transformation within prison, his growing sympathy for those he’d considered social parasites, and the intimate relationships he developed with them. This edition includes a full, never-before-published transcription of the diary Berkman kept while he wrote his memoir, conveying the difficulties he had reliving his experiences, as well as the anarchist milieu he returned to after his incarceration.

Alexander Berkman (1870–1936) was a leading writer and militant in the anarchist movement, author of the classic primer What is Anarchism?, and editor of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth and his own newspaper, The Blast!

Jessica Moran is a member of the Kate Sharpley Library collective and is an archivist currently living and working in New Zealand.

Barry Pateman is an archivist with the Kate Sharpley Library collective and the editor of Chomsky on Anarchism

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