The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia
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The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia
by Talbot, Mary M.

by Talbot, Bryan

Set against the background of violence and state repression in a turbulent period of French history, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia chronicles the incredible and outrageous life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed ‘The Red Virgin of Montmartre’. A utopian dreamer, notorious anarchist, teacher, orator and poet, she was decades ahead of her time. Always a radical, she fought on the barricades defending the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 against the reactionary regime that massacred thousands of French citizens after the Commune’s defeat. Deported to a penal colony on the other side of the Earth, she took up the cause of the indigenous population against French colonial oppression.


Publication date: 2016

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780224102346

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:11220

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