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Irene: Selected Writings of Irene Paull

Irene Paull

Published October 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780935697070
Paperback
255 pages
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This is the first comprehensive collection of Irene Paulls fifty years of writing. Irene Paull (1908-1981) was a writer and political activist who participated in and wrote about labor, war, race, women, and senior citizens. She was born in DuluthMore This is the first comprehensive collection of Irene Paulls fifty years of writing. Irene Paull (1908-1981) was a writer and political activist who participated in and wrote about labor, war, race, women, and senior citizens. She was born in Duluth and shared stories about her Jewish immigrant family. She lived in Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, pursuing her dream of being a writer. In the 1930s and 1940s, she wrote poems, songs, short stories, and articles for the Timber Worker, then Midwest Labor. In the 1960s, Irene traveled to Cuba, Japan, and Mississippi and wrote powerfully about her experiences. Irene took part in nearly every major protest movement in the United States in this century. Prior books include Were the People and Everbodys Studying Us: The Ironies of Aging in the Pepsi Generation. Her work has been published in many periodicals (especially Jewish Currents) and anthologies. Irene: Selected Writings of Irene Paull was a finalist for both the Minnesota Book Award and the Northeast Minnesota Book Award. She inspired many readers and activists: Every generation has its struggles and its sufferings. No generation is ever a happy one. Enjoy each moment. Its from the despair and from the depths that we learn the most, not from the happy moments. Seek the truth. Theres such a clean joy in truth, even when youre a victim of it. What will happen in the future belongs to the future. The moment depends on us.