Victor Serge
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BornDecember 30, 1890 (1890-12-30)
Brussels, Belgium
DiedNovember 17, 1947 (1947-11-18) (aged 56)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party
SpouseLiuba Russakova
PartnerLaurette Séjourné
Children2, including Vlady

Victor Serge (French: [viktɔʁ sɛʁʒ]; 1890–1947), born Victor Lvovich Kibalchich (Russian: Ви́ктор Льво́вич Киба́льчич), was a Russian revolutionary Marxist, novelist, poet and historian. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919 and later worked for the Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator. He was critical of the Stalinist regime and remained a revolutionary Marxist until his death. He is best remembered for his Memoirs of a Revolutionary and series of seven "witness-novels" chronicling the lives of Soviet people and revolutionaries and of the first half of the 20th century.

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Non-fiction: books

Non-fiction: collections of essays and articles

Non-fiction: pamphlet

Sources: British Library Catalogue and Catalog of the Library of Congress.

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