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Berneri, Marie Louise

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(1918-1949) Italian-born political activist, editor, journalist and author, mostly in France until early adulthood, from 1937 in the UK. She co-founded in 1939 and edited the anti-war anarchist journal War Commentary until 1945, when she and her co-editors were put on trial for "incitement to disaffection". She is of sf interest for Journey Through Utopia (1950), a cogent historical traversal of significant authors, from Plato to Aldous Huxley, and their Utopias, to which a left-wing approach adds spice without obfuscation. She died soon after the death of her infant son. [JC]

Maria Louisa Berneri

born Arezzo (near Florence), Italy: 1 March 1918

died London: 13 April 1949


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