Monday, January 18, 2010

Bruno Filippi

The writings of Bruno Filippi offer something rare in anarchist writing—truly beautiful literature. I hope this comes across in my translations—where it does not, the fault is all mine... His essays, stories and prose poems show no mercy for either domination or subservience in any form, and he was as harsh in his assessment of the slaves who resigned themselves to their slavery as to the masters who exploited and oppressed them... Though his writing is dark and often cynical, in the midst of his cynicism and contempt there is also humor, joy and love of life. His hatred for the world as it is clearly sprang from the love of life and the dream of a world free of all domination.

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