To Strive and Fail, by Voltairine de Cleyre

Abolish Work

(Nick’s Notes:

This is the second short sketch of Voltairine’s tha very much relates to the tyranny of work. You can find the first one here. And there will most likely be another one sometime in the near future.

As with The Sorrows of the Body Eugenia C. DeLamotte, author of Gates of Freedom: Voltairine de Cleyre and the Revolution of the Mind had something to say:

The connections among sex slavery, wage slavery, and ideologies thatdivide the soul from the body are made even clearer in “To Strive and Fail,” a sketch of a young woman’s exhausted efforts to play the zither late at night, after her grueling work is over for the day. She fails and quits, realizing that her life, like that of her father and grandmother and all the conquered, “silent generations” (450) beyond them has no room for her deepest passions. In a sense her wage slavery…

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