Retort

Archive of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

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Retort Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 1946)

The Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 1946) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorials

-The environment of freedom by Holley Cantine

-Pacifism and revolution by Frank Triest

-The criminals of peace by Alexandra Mazurova

-L'internationale

-London letter by George Woodcock

-The dance by Dinsmore Wheeler

-Poem: Alienation by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Epithalamium by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Lost in action by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Plastic by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Christ is risen by by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Solitary confinement by Dachine Rainer

-Review: The great, short novels of Henry James edited by Philip Rahv (Review by Robert Neil)

-Review: The Berlin stories by Christopher Isherwood (Review by Rober Beil)

-Review: The war poets: an anthology of war poetry of the twentieth century edited by Oscar Williams

-Records: Beethoven; Bach; Brahms; Mozart; Milhaud

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Retort Vol. 3, No. 3 (Winter 1947)

The Vol. 3, No. 3 (Winter 1947) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorial: There is no social contract!

-The economics of anarchy: an exchange by Don Calhoun & Holley Cantine

-Poems by George Sims and Dachine Rainer

-On saying "no" by Robert Bek-Gran

-The paradoxes of social life by Helen Constas

-Notes on France revisited by George Woodcock

-The International

-Review: Dickens, Dali & others: studies in popular culture by George Orwell (Review by Dachine Rainer)

-Review: Casualty by Robert Lowry (Review by Alexander Lang)

-Review: One world in the making by Ralph Burton Perry (Review by R.H. Crum)

-Review: Art & social nature by Paul Goodman (Review by Dachine Rainer)

-Records: Bach; Stravinsky; Bach; Milhaud; Mozart (Review by Jackson MacLow)

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Retort Vol. 3, No. 4 (Spring 1947)

The Vol. 3, No. 4 (Spring 1947) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorials: The new resistance in Russia; "Their necks or ours"; The door nail

-Anti-Bolshevist communism in Germany by Paul Mattick

-Art in the desert by George Woodcock

-Poem by Dachine Rainer

-Retorting: Orwell; Zionism

-Review: Politics (Review by Holley Cantine)

-Records: Prokofief, Haydn; Folk songs and ballads; Early American carols; Beethoven; Stravinsky; Dvorak; Copland; Moussorgsky-Ravel; Wagner; Schubert (Reviews by Jackson by MacLow)

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Retort Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn 1947)

The Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn 1947) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorials" The new resistance in Russia part II

-Poem: India, the great day by W.B. Yeats

-Art, play and its perversions by Holley Cantine

-Poem by George Sims

-Poem by Alex Comfort

-Poem: Sestina by Dachine Rainer

-Poem: Parable by Pearl Bond

-Poem by Jackson MacLow

-Poem by Martin Dworkin

-Michael Bakunin: a pioneer of anarchist resistance by Michael Grieg

-Retorting

-A refugee from Dalstroi (Interview conducted by Ida Mett, translated by Holley Cantine)

-Review: New world primer by Julien Cornell and The state by Randolph Bourne (Review by Holley Cantine)

-Review: The innocent eye by Herbert Read (Review by Dachine Rainer)

-Review: The coming crisis by Fritz Sternberg (Review by Alexander Lang)

-Review: Bend sinister by Vladimir Nabokov (Review by Holley Cantine)

-Records: Bach; Beethoven; Harmonica Classics; Wagnerian Excerpts; Chansons; Richard Strauss; Debussy

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Retort Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1948)

The Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1948) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorial

-Notes on Sancho Panza by George Woodcock

-Poem: Meet my friends by John B.L. Goodwin

-Poem: How happy the precocious crab by J.C. Crews

-Charles Mission: libertarian pirate by Byron R. Bryant

-Revolt of the scientists by Anton Pannekoek

-The emperor's newest clothes: existentialism by Dachine Rainer

-Selected dreams from The Mexican Journal by Michael Fraenkel

-Retorting

-Review: Christ stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (Review by Holley Cantine)

-Review: The great prisoners selected and edited by Isadore Abramowitz (Review by Alex Lang)

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Retort Vol. 4, No. 3 (Winter 1949)

The Vol. 4, No. 3 (Winter 1949) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorial

-Resistance in prison by Clif Bennet

-Report on American Prison Anthology of War II

-Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca

-Poems by Alex Comfort

-Poems by Dachine Rainer

-Poem by Richard W. Emerson

-The universal panacea by Howard Schoenfeld

-Selections from a philosophical dictionary by Robert Bek-Gran

-Auden: a note of anxiety by Dachine Rainer

-Review: World without visa by Jean Malaquais and The long dusk by Victor Serge (Review by Michael Fraenkel)

-Review: Art and social responsibility by Alex Comfort and The novel of our time by Alex Comfort

-Review: The unfolding of artistic activity by Henry Schaefer-Simmern (Review by D.R.)

-Review: Thy men shall fall by Sidney and Samuel Moss (Review by Alex Lang)

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Retort Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter 1951)

The Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter 1951) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorial

-The two soldiers by Donald Wetzel

-The Catholic Worker movement confronts the modern state by Byron R. Bryant

-Poem by Jaime de Angulo, Dachine Rainer, Jackson MacLow, Martin Dworkin, Peter Russell, Vincent Ferrini, Francis Barry and David J. Peaker

-The epic of Father Gapon by Volin

-Review: Barbarism and sexual freedom, Sexual behavior in society and Authority and delinquency in the modern state by Alex Comfort (Review by Dachine Rainer)

-Review: Ego, hunger and aggression by F.S. Perls (Review by Holley Cantine)

-Some New Directions books by Dachine Rainer

-Review: Prison etiquette: the convict's compendium of useful information (Review by Jackson MacLow)

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Retort Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn 1951)

The Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn 1951) issue of Retort, an anarchist publication produced out of Bearsville, New York from 1942-1951.

Contents include:

-Editorial

-Tending an expanding universe by Kaj Klitgaard

-Domination of swine by Lysander Kemp

-A exclusive place by Al Sundel

-The near perfection of the USSS by Irving Feldman

-Small girls & dogs by Lloyd Zimpel

-Poems by Dachine Rainer

-Aristophanic pacifism by ?

-Retort goes to a party

-Reviews: The auroras of autumn by Wallace Stevens; Nones by W.H. Auden; A.B.C. of reading by Ezra Pound; Beyond the mountains by Kenneth Rexroth

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