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.

Submitted by Juan Conatz on July 19, 2016

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


-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

This issue digitized for by the Centre International de Recherches sur l'Anarchisme (CIRA) in Lausanne, Switzerland.


6 years ago

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The cultural stuff kills me.... But the articles on Russia ain't bad

I didn't realize that Bearsville, New York is actually part of Woodstock. Pretty groovy.

Juan Conatz

6 years ago

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Yeah the classical music reviews I just kinda roll my eyes at. Some of the poetry is ok, I guess. Personally have found it hard to get into that stuff.

Yeah, I saw a few things where it seemed to be a part of Woodstock but wasn't sure. I assumed that there was an anarchist intentional colony or something that Retort was published out of. Will have to check further.


6 years ago

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^^^^^ artists lots of creative people. I'm not aware of intentional community, but ya nevha know