Born OTD in 1830, teacher & important figure in the Paris Commune, Louise Michel. Following her penal transportation she embraced anarchism. When returning to France she emerged as an important French anarchist and went on speaking tours across Europe. Set against the background of violence & state repression in a turbulent period of French history, The Red Virgin & the Vision of Utopia chronicles the incredible & outrageous life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed ‘The Red Virgin of Montmartre’. A utopian dreamer, notorious anarchist, teacher, orator and poet, she was decades ahead of her time. Always a radical, she fought on the barricades defending the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 against the reactionary regime that massacred thousands of French citizens after the Commune’s defeat.

Deported to a penal colony on the other side of the Earth, she took up the cause of the indigenous … More