[Marxism] Lamantia/Fittko obits

acpollack2 at juno.com acpollack2 at juno.com
Mon Mar 21 11:42:31 MST 2005


See the Times today. 
Fittko is described as a CPer who helped Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and many others over the border in the Pyrenees, among other resistance activities. 
Lamantia, surrealist poet, is also described as "promoting socialist revolution in junior high" (and being expelled for "intellectual delinquency"!), and as having become "part of the revolutionary left" at Berkeley (I'm leaving out a description of his main claim to fame, his poetry and encouragement of other Surrealists/Beats). 
Not surprisingly when I did a Google search I come across, from our well--read moderator, the following:
http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/mydocs/culture/american_surrealism.htm
But tell us more!





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