"Love, Revolution, and a Cracked Skull: Trotsky in Mexico"

10/11/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Leon Trotsky (née Bronstein), was one of the greats of the Russian Revolution. As Lenin's right-hand man, he was hounded from power by Stalin and his cronies after the Civil War (1917-22).  Through poetry in Russian, Spanish, French, and English, learn more about Trotsky’s time in Mexico where he lived in exile.  Discover his ideas on poetry; the revolution; love between revolutionaries, including his dalliance with revolutionary artist Frida Kahlo; and his last moments before his unfortunate death at the hands of an assassin.

Join us beforehand for chips, salsa and sangria as we kickstart our evening at 6:15 p.m. A fiesta with more food and drink will follow the presentation.

This event is hosted by the UA College of Humanities, Russian and Slavic Studies Department.

Questions? Please contact Jenna Finfrock at 520.621.0210 or at jfinfrock@email.arizona.edu

Location

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
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