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Sons of Night

Sons of Night

Antoine Gimenez’s Memories of the War in Spain

Antoine Gimenez (author); The Gimenologues (editors); Julián Vadillo Muñoz (Introduction)

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  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: paperback
  • Pages: 650
  • Released: Feb 5, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781849353083

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A fascinating memoir of the Spanish Civil War as well as a new approach to writing history, The Sons of Night is two books in one. First is Antoine Gimenez’s Memories of the War in Spain, a compelling and lyrical account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The other is In Search of the Sons of Night by the Gimenologues, a group of friends who became historians over the twelve-year adventure of publishing Gimenez’s memoir. The second book, a profoundly innovative form of historiography, records the fascination Gimenez’s account held for the group and the many branching paths of inquiry it led them down. The latter begins with eighty-two "endnotes" to the memoir, each the equivalent of a chapter that follows a particular historical thread or explores a question raised by Gimenez's text. This is followed by the biographies of various people appearing in the memoir, many based on the friendships the historians formed with the now-elderly revolutionaries. The book closes with an Afterword discussing theoretical issues raised by the memoir and seven appendices. It also includes an Introduction by Spanish historian Julián Vadillo Muñoz.

Antoine Gimenez (the pseudonym of Bruno Salvadori) was born in 1910. He was an anarchist militant and a volunteer militiaman who fought in the Durruti Column during the Spanish Civil War. He died in Marseille in 1982.

The Gimenologists are a small group of friends who have become historians by dedicating themselves to the twelve-year process of publishing Memories of the Spanish War by Antoine Gimenez, first in French, now in English.

Julián Vadillo Muñoz is a historian specializing in the labor and anarchist movements. He recieved his PhD from and has published several books in Spanish, including Mauro Bajatierra: Anarchist and Journalist of Action.

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