Author Archive for Muriel Rukeyser

The Civil War Begins: Savage Coast (Costa Brava)

March 9, 2012
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The Civil War Begins: Savage Coast (Costa Brava)

On July 18, 1936, at the age of 22, the American poet Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) traveled to Barcelona, on assignment for the British magazine Life and Letters Today, to report on the People’s Olympiad (Olimpiada Popular). An anti-fascist alternative to Hitler’s Berlin Olympics, the popular games were canceled when the outbreak of the Spanish...
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