"God is a lie, / and Faith is a lie, / And a tenfold lie is Love; / Life is a problem without a why, / And never a thing to prove." - Voltairine de Cleyre
Never as infamous as Emma Goldman, Voltairine de Cleyre distinguished herself as a leading intellectual, activist, speaker and writer with a tremendous impact on American anarchist, feminist and labor movements. Combined into a fully annotated volume are her classic works and writings that have not been widely available since her death in 1912. She reveals the scope and depth of her activism and study through her prose. Her poetry speaks powerfully of the issues closest to her heart.
"The most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." - Emma Goldman
“Is it a wonder that most of them came out anarchists?” The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader, edited by Professor A.J. Brigati, is a collection of the work of the American female anarchist. The book’s preface by Barry Pateman provides an overview of de Cleyre’s life (1866-1912), her...