• I Belong Only To Myself : The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli - Leda Rafanelli


Leda Rafanelli was one of the most prolific propagandists in early twentieth-century Italy. A comrade of Benito Mussolini before he turned fascist, she converted to anarchism and Islam at the age of twenty, a combination characteristic of her iconoclastic approach to life and politics. Weaving excerpts from Rafanelli's novels, poems, and essays with extensive biographical research, this book tells the story of the insurrections accompanying the birth of the Italian nation, the evolution of the anarchist movement, struggles for alternatives to bourgeois feminism, and the dangers faced by those opposing global war and fascism.

Andrea Pakieser is a writer and translator currently at the University of Paris.


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I Belong Only To Myself : The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli - Leda Rafanelli

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