Witness

Memoirs of a Revolutionary
Victor Serge
Translated by Peter Sedgwick with George Paizis
New York Review of Books, $17.95, 521 pp.

A stanza from Bertolt Brecht’s poem “To Those Born Later” might have served as an epigraph for Victor Serge’s memoir:

I came to the cities in a time of disorder

When hunger reigned there.

I came among men in a time of revolt

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About the Author

George Scialabba is the author of What Are Intellectuals Good For?  and For the Republic.