Three Forthcoming Books and a Rimbaud Review

None of these three books will be available soon, but they look interesting.


Sojourning for freedom : Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism.

by Erik S. McDuffie. Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011.

McDuffie has written on Black women in the Communist Party. His perspective seems to be the “revisionist” school of CP historiography.


In the Shadow of State Power: C. L. R. James, Direct Democracy, and National Liberation Struggles

by Matthew Quest. AK Press Distribution, 2012.


A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance

by Claudio Pavone. Verso Books, 2011.


Also, Lydia Davis reviews the John Ashbery translations of Rimbaud’s Illuminations (“Rimbaud’s Wise Music“) in a recent Sunday Book Review of The New York Times .

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