Stories by Voltairine de Cleyre and Lizzie Holmes

The anarchist tradition has always had a literary side. Even Proudhon was fond of inserting the occasional illustrative tale in his works. And the French tales of proletarian life which have been featured here had their counterparts in the English-language traditions. For instance, Lizzie M. Holmes wrote dozens of short stories for the anarchist and labor press, and Voltairine de Cleyre wrote a number as well.

I’ve assembled a collection of Voltairine de Cleyre’s “Sketches and Stories,” combining the material from the Collected Works volume with a few sketches which were not included there. And I’ve also collected a few of Lizzie M. Holmes’ stories from the labor press, all dealing with the issue of strikes and replacement works, in a pamphlet entitled “Scabs.”

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  1. Excellent! This news definitely brightened my day! I’ll be sure to post this around wherever I can think of!

    Thanks for your hard work. 🙂

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