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Kollontai, Alexandra

On the Question of Class Struggle. First and only edition. Second Kollontai's book.

On the Question of Class Struggle. First and only edition. Second Kollontai's book.

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Kollontai, A. [On the Question of Class Struggle]. K Voprosu o Klassovoi Bor'be.

Series Biblioteka Marii Malykh. № 51.

[Sankt-Peterburg], Tip. N.P. Sobko, [1905].
12mo, 31 pp.

In original wrappers.
In good condition, losses and cracks to spine, small loss to front cover, wrappers worn, owner marks to front cover.

This book, authored by Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a Russian revolutionary, politician, diplomat, and Marxist theoretician known as the Communist Valkyrie, was published during the year of the First Russian Revolution. However, it faced immediate prohibition and confiscation by the czarist police, leading to Kollontai's own exile from Russia in 1908.
Kollontai did not consider herself a feminist in the conventional sense. She perceived "feminism" as bourgeois politics, representing the interests of a particular class of women. Nevertheless, she played a significant role in liberalizing divorce laws, advocating for women's access to their own earnings, and championing women's rights to sexual autonomy. Notably, Kollontai holds the distinction of being the first woman in history to become an official member of a governing cabinet.
The book was published by the notable female publisher Mariia Malykh (1879-1967), whose Marxist publishing house focused primarily on social and political issues. However, in 1909, the publishing house was forced to close, compelling Maria to emigrate to Switzerland.

OCLC locates five copies of this edition: in the Indiana University Library, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library, the Cornell University Library, the Columbia University Library and the Stanford University Library.

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