Dabolins’ review of ‘On A Towering Flame To Heaven’ translated

Viktors Dabolins’ review of Pa Stāvu Liesmu Debesīs – On A Towering Flame To Heaven – by Philip Ruff has now been translated into English.

The writer stresses the fact that researchers (of Peter the Painter’s legend) were themselves to blame for the persistence of the myth about the elusiveness of anarchist Peter the Painter, because they never thought of going to Latvia in search of the answers.

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Another book review of Pa Stāvu Liesmu Debesīs by Filips Rufs

Another reviewer, Viktors Dabolins has written a review in Latvian about Philip Ruff’s book, Pa Stāvu Liesmu Debesīs – translated into English as On A Towering Flame To Heaven.

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Translated: Maira Asare reviews Philip Ruff’s “On A Towering Flame to Heaven”

Maira Asare’s review in Kulturas Diena of Philip Ruff’s book “On A Towering Flame to Heaven – The life and times of the elusive Latvian anarchist Peter the Painter” has been translated from Latvian into English by Irene Huls.

“Philip Ruff’s book about the Latvian anarchist Janis Zhaklis dispels some myths which have been intentionally created to cover up the factual smithereens, which for many dozens of years had been presented as the true history of the 1905 revolution.”

“School history text-books and other publications for readers interested in this period, used phrases like “chaotic riots”, “disorganised peasant uprisings”… illustrated by dull drawings and picture reproductions – peasants, armed with pitchforks and spades against the background of a burning castle… The purpose of such interpretations is clear – they were meant to show the Bolsheviks as the only true liberators of oppressed nations and workers against the background of the 1905 events.”

“Philip Ruff’s book removes the foggy veil from the dull, lacklustre reproductions in those text-books; it purposefully and methodically draws the connection between the seemingly disparate events and gives them a logical, fact-based and completely different content and interconnectedness.”

“Before the publication of Ruff’s book, next to nothing or very little was known about what really lies at the basis of anarchist ideas. All these myths (or rather, lies) Philip Ruff’s book deconstructs in a quiet, convincing story, richly supported by historical facts.”

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Kulturas Diena Review Pa Stāvu Liesmu Debesīs

Philip Ruff’s book Pa Stāvu Liesmu Debesīs has been reviewed by Maira Asare in Kulturas Diena.

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PA STĀVU LIESMU DEBESĪS

 

 

Šis pētījums par mazzināmu mūsu vēstures lappusi — latviešu anarhistiem un dažādu it kā nesaistītu notikumu brīžiem dīvainajām kopsakarībām, kas lielā mērā noteica 19. gs. beigu — 20. gs. sākuma situāciju gan Latvijā, gan Eiropā, — savu pirmizdevumu 2012. gada augustā piedzīvo tulkojumā latviešu valodā. Par šo darbu jāpateicas ne tikai autora pētnieka dzinulim un viņa sievai Irēnai, bet arī visiem daudzajiem cilvēkiem Latvijā un pasaulē, kuri kopš 80. gadu beigām palīdzēja “dzīt pēdas” vienam no slavenākajiem gadsimta sākuma Londonas biediem — Pēterim Mālderim.
“Aizraujošā sāga par nenotveramā latviešu anarhista gaitām veido vien stāsta virskārtu. Zem tās — skaudras atklāsmes par politiskās varas un vardarbības ciešo saikni, par līdzekļiem, kuru izvēle pazudina viscēlākos mērķus, par pelniem, uz kuriem piedzima Latvijas valsts.”
Vents Zvaigzne, žurnāls “Ilustrētā Zinātne”

Grāmatas autors Filips Rufs dzimis 1952. gadā Birmingemā. Vēstures pētīšanai pievērsies jau 70. un 80. gados, darbojoties starptautiskajā kustībā “Anarhistu Melnais krusts”, kas savā ziņā ir ietekmējis autora skatījumu uz “Pētera Māldera” un latviešu anarhistu darbības motīviem. Autors savulaik darbojies vairākos anarhistu izdevumos (Black Flag, Z-Revue, The Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review, Anarchy Magazine), vēlāk strādājis labdarības organizācijā, kas nodrošina pakalpojumus veciem cilvēkiem. Anarhisma tēmai veltīti arī iepriekšējie Filipa Rufa publicētie darbi.

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