The soviet anarchist Victor Serge in the studio of the artist Wolfgang Paalen, 30 May 1942. From the book: Andreas Neufert, Auf Liebe und Tod. Das Leben des Surrealisten Wolfgang Paalen, Berlin (Parthas) 2015. Photo: Unknown. Public Domain.
The soviet anarchist Victor Serge in the studio of the artist Wolfgang Paalen, 30 May 1942. From the book: Andreas Neufert, Auf Liebe und Tod. Das Leben des Surrealisten Wolfgang Paalen, Berlin (Parthas) 2015. Photo: Unknown. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Litteratur om og af Victor Serge (30. december 1890 – 17. november 1947).


Indhold


 

Indledning

Victor Serge, anarchist, before 1940. Photo: Unknown. Public Domain.
Victor Serge, anarchist, before 1940. Photo: Unknown. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Victor Serge (30. december 1890 – 17. november 1947), belgisk født af russiske forældre, opvokset i Frankrig og senere russisk statsborger. Han arbejdede som journalist, digter, romanforfatter, historiker og revolutionær politisk skribent/agitator. Politisk havde han en baggrund som anarkist, rejste til Sovjet i 1919 og arbejdede for bolsjevikkerne, støttede Venstreoppositionen mod Stalin og var socialistisk antistalinist til han døde som statsløs i Mexico.

På dansk foreligger Victor Serges selvbiografi: En revolutionærs erindringer. Bd. 1-2 (Politisk Revy, 1976-1977, 533 s.). Online i svensk udgave: En revolutionärs minnen (pdf) (René Coeckelberghs Bokförlag, 1975).

Tekster af  Victor Serge:

Marxists’ Internet Archive : Victor Serge (Incl. biographical texts + List of works). Appendix on Trotsky-Serge polemics.

Victor Serge  1890-1947 (Marxists Internet Archive, norsk). Herunder: ‘Den siste utvikling av den spanske revolusjon‘ (1937)

Victor Serge (Marxistsarkiv.se, svensk).

+ digte & noveller af Victor Serge:

Så gløderne ulmer i ørkenen (Det Poetiske Bureau, 2016, 234 sider).
“[Bogen] præsenterer den fransk-russiske oprører og anti-stalinist Victor Serges (1890-1947) digte i Thorvald Berthelsens oversættelse og med hans fyldige introduktion.”

Jordskælv & andre fortællinger (Det Poetiske Bureau, 2021, 234 sider).
“I dette udvalg kan man finde tre store noveller af Serge, oversat af Thorvald Berthelsen. Det er ‘Hvidehavet’, ‘Hospitalet i Leningrad’ og ‘Jordskælv’. Bogen indeholder foruden de nævnte noveller også et forord med en grundig indføring i Victor Serges liv og forfatterskab.”

På Socialistisk Bibliotek har vi samlet et udvalg af hovedsageligt engelske tidsskriftartikler og websites om Victor Serge.

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Bjarne A. Frandsen. Juli 2002.
Revideret marts 2017.


 

Biografier / Biographies

Susan Weissman: Victor Serge: the course is set on hope (London, Verso, 2001, 381 p.). New edition: Victor Serge: a political biography (Verso, 2013, 406 p.).
Anmeldelser:

Se også:

  • Susan Weissman: Obituary: ’In the tail of Trotsky’s comet’ (Socialist Review, nr.299, sep. 2005).
    “Susan Weissman pays tribute to the Mexican artist and son of Victor Serge, Vlady Kibalchich, who died recently.”
Victor Kibaltchiche AKA Victor Serge was arrested in 1912 as a member of the anarchist Bonnet Gang. Here illustrated in the Petit Journal supplement, April 1912: Attack on the Société Générale agency in Chantilly by the Bonnot gang (anarcho-illegalist). Artist: Unknown. Public Domain.
Victor Kibaltchiche AKA Victor Serge was arrested in 1912 as a member of the anarchist Bonnet Gang. Here illustrated in the Petit Journal supplement, April 1912: Attack on the Société Générale agency in Chantilly by the Bonnot gang (anarcho-illegalist). Artist: Unknown. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Bibliografi.dk: International forfatterbibliografi

  • Victor Serge
    Titler og udgaver af Serges værker på dansk.

Leksikon for det 21. århundrede

Spartacus Educational

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marxistarkiv.se

  • Victor Serge: En revolutionärs minnen (1945) (pdf, 226 sider). (René Coeckelberghs Bokförlag, 1975; online på Marxistarkiv.se)

 

Artikler om Victor Serge / Articles on Victor Serge

Dansk/skandinavisk:

Den smalle bog: digitalt kulturtidsskrift

  • Thorvald Berthelsen: Victor Serge som digter (28. oktober 2016).
    Det Poetiske Bureaus Forlag udgav den 26. maj en samling af Victor Serges digte med titlen: Så gløderne ulmer i ørkenen … Den er oversat og forsynet med forord og noter af Thorvald Berthelsen.” Forordet (s.5-23) er næsten identisk med denne tekst.
    Se også artiklen i lettere revideret udgave: Portræt af en digter: Victor Serge (Point of View International, 15. april 2017)

Solidaritet.dk

  • Thorvald Berthelsen: Fra Pariserkommune til Pariserkommune (14. august 2017).
    “Den fransk-russiske revolutionære Victor Serge var også en stor forfatter og digter. Vi bringer et t kort portræt.”

POV International

  • Thorvald Berthelsen: Portræt af en digter: Victor Serge (15. pril 2017).
    “… digteren Victor Serges tanker om en nytænkning af socialisme med et virkeligt folkeligt demokrati i centrum mere aktuelt end nogen sinde …”

In English:


Against the Current

  • Ernie Haberkern: The politics of Victor Serge (nr.142, september-oktober 2009).
    “The point of this commentary is not to disparage a brave man whose works deserve to be read. But to blank out the troubling aspects of his political views is hagiography, not history.”
  • Susan Weissman: A rejoinder: The real Victor Serge (nr.142, september-oktober 2009).
  • Susan Weissman: Victor Serge: For our time (nr.136, september-oktober 2008).
    “This essay is adapted from a section of a paper she delivered at a July, 2008 conference on Trotsky’s legacy.”
  • Donald Filtzer: Victor Serge’s Russia: Twenty Years After (nr.73, marts-april 1998).
  • Susan Weissman: From Petrograd to Orenburg: Victor Serge’s world and ours (nr.12-13, jan.-feb./march-april 1988, s.40-46) + Victor Serge’s critique of Stalinism: bureaucracy and planlessness (nr.14, maj-juni 1988, s.36-39). Artiklerne er ikke online.

Anarkismo.net

  • Wayne Price: Victor Serge and the Russian Revolution (2007).
    “What can anarchists learn from his revolutionary life?”
  • Beware of Vegetarian Sharks! (pdf).
    By Richard Greeman (Praxis Research and Education Center, 2007).
    Part 5 (scroll ned):
  • Who was Victor Serge and why do we have to ask? (s.336-357).
  • Opposition within the Opposition: Victor Serge and Leon Trotsky, relations 1936-1940 (s.358-386)
  • Victor Serge and Stalinist political terror: ‘The Case of Comrade Tulayev’ (s.253-277).

Critique

  • The ideas of Victor Serge: a life of work and arts (nr.28-29, 1997, 258 s.).
    Temanummer redigeret af Susan Weissman og består af 14 bidrag om Serge og 1 af Serge: Thirty years after the Russian Revolution (s.239-258). Indholdsfortegnelse og introduktion er online. Richard Greemans artikel Victor Serge and the novel of revolution er online på sitet Reds.

David Renton’s Homepage

The Guardian

History Workshop

International Socialism

International Socialist Review

  • Amy Muldoon: Revolution besieged (nr.102, efterår 2016). Review of Victor Serge, Year One of the Russian Revolution (Haymarket Books, 2015, 552 s.). See also review by Richard Allday (Counterfire, 3. november 2016).

Journal of Trotsky Studies

  • Susan Weissman: Serge and Trotsky’s views: post theories strenghts and limitations (nr.4, 1996, s.47-66).

Libcom.org

London Review of Books

Tariq Ali: Inquisition mode (42:14, 14. juli 2020). Review article of Victor Serge, Notebooks, 1936-47 (New York Review of Books, 2019, 651 s.) + Letter by Steve Smith (ibid., 30. juli 2020).
“In his writing, Serge dealt with the street tumults and upheavals of his own time and place, at times excited and inspired, at others repelled by the loud march of history. He was a chronicler and analyst of defeats, of historical regression and its causes, of the fearful shadows of unfettered power. The Notebooks are a treasure chest.” See also review by John Cunningham (Solidarity, nr. 558, 5. august 2020) + Tariq Ali, Steve Smith, Trotsky and Serge (Verso, Blog, 25. august 2020). “Susan Weissman responds to Steven Smith’s letter to the LRB on Tariq Ali, Victor Serge and Trotsky.”

Marxists Internet Archive

  • Peter Sedgwick: Introduction. I Victor Serge: Memoirs of a Revolutionary (1963, s.ix-xxiv; online at Internet Archive).

New Interventions

  • Ian Birchall: Victor Serge: Bolshevism and anti-stalinism (nr.1, sommer 2000, s.18-27).

New Left Review

  • Victor Serge: Mexican Notebooks: 1940–1947 (nr.82, juli-august 2013, s.30-62).
    “Recently discovered diaries of the exiled novelist, with portraits of associates past and present, reflections on the Second World War, and vivid descriptions of the country where Serge lived out his final years.”

New Politics

  • Richard Greeman: On the 70th anniversary of Victor Serge’s Memoirs of a Revolutionary (nr.55, sommer 2013).
    “With the publication of the unexpurgated Memoirs, and on behalf of all of Serge’s translators, it was a keen pleasure (and revolutionary duty) to welcome new readers into an English-language section of this invisible international.”
  • Richard Greeman: Victor Serge on the victory and defeat of the Russian Revolution (nr.14, winter 1993, s.140-172) + debat med E. Haberkern (nr.15, sommer 1993, s.167-172).
    Artiklerne er ikke online.
  • Richard Greeman: Victor Serge: writer and witness (nr.2, vinter 1987, s.202-219).
  • Peter Sedgwick: A portrait of Victor Serge (nr.7, sommer 1963, s.86-95).

Red & Black Revolution

Red Wedge

  • Doug Enaa Greene: Victor Serge: On the borders of victory and defeat (5. oktober 2015).
    “Serge’s revolutionary career saw him take up such varied roles as organizer, journalist, theoretician, militant, soldier, translator, a prisoner under at least five different regimes, secret agent, and a historian.”

Reds – Die Roten

Revolutionary History

Socialist Review

Socialist Worker

SocialistWorker.org

  • Scott McLemee: Preserving the spark of revolution (10. maj 2011).
    Review of to books by Victor Serge: Witness to the German Revolution ( Haymarket Books, 2011) + Revolution in Danger: Writings from Russia, 1919–1921 (Haymarket Books, 2011).

Solidarity

  • Martyn Hudson: Victor Serge and the question of Kronstadt (nr. 229, 11. januar 2012).
    “Whatever the truths of the uprising and its elimination, Kronstadt remains a symbol of a broken revolutionary tradition – a libertarian and a Bolshevik rift that Serge hoped to heal. The lessons he had to teach us are still there to be learned.”
  • Martyn Hudson: Victor Serge: a life in revolution (nr.218, 28. september 2011).
    “Serge was a revolutionary among revolutionaries but his important lies in two things – the fact that he survived and the fact that that survival allowed him to document his survival.”

Spiked Review of Books

  • Susan Weissman: Victor Serge: towards freedom (september 2017).
    “On the Bolshevik who defended democracy and individual liberty: The spiked review spoke to Weissman about Serge and his relationship to the event that was to define his life – the Russian Revolution.”

What Next!

World Socialist Web Site


 

Sites / Websites

The Charnel-House

Marxists Internet Archive

Libcom.org

Marxistarkiv.se

  • Victor Serge
    En række artikler og bøger online i svensk udgave, bl.a. Serges selvbiografi En revolutionärs minnen. Dansk udgave: En revolutionærs erindringer. Bd.1-2 (Politisk Revy, 1976, 533 sider)

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