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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Franklin Rosemont  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other Poetry

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois

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Franklin spent his early years in Maywood, Illinois and entered Roosevelt University in 1962.

Biographical and Professional Information

With his partner and comrade, Penelope Rosemont, and lifelong friend Paul Garon, he co-founded the Chicago Surrealist Group, an enduring and adventuresome collection of characters that would make the city a center for the reemergence of that movement of artistic and political revolt. Over four decades, Franklin produced a body of work, of declarations, manifestos, poetry, collage, hidden histories, and other interventions intended to inspire a new generation of revolution, and became perhaps "the most productive scholar of labor and the left in the United States".


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