May Made Me
An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France
Fifty years later, here are the eye-opening oral testimonies of those young rebels. By listening to the voices of students and workers, as opposed to those of their leaders, May '68 appears not just as a mass event, but rather as an event driven by millions of individuals, achieving a mosaic human portrait of France at the time.
This book reveals the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed both those who took part, and the course of history. May Made Me will record these moments before history moves on yet again.
Mitchell Abidor is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn, USA. Amongst his many works, he is the author of May Made Me (Pluto, 2018).
Timeline of Events in 1968
1. Introduction: May ’68 Revisited
2. Veterans in the Struggle
3. Students in Paris
4. May Outside Paris
Jacques Wajnsztejn (Lyon)
Joseph Potiron (La Chapelle-sur-Erdre)
Guy Texier (Saint-Nazaire), Bernard Vauselle (Saint-Nazaire), Dominique Barbe (Nantes)
Myriam Chédotal (Saint-Nazaire), Eliane Paul-Di Vicenzo (Nantes)
Jean-Michel Rabaté (Bordeaux)
José and Hélène Chatroussat (Rouen)
5. May and Film
Pascal Aubier and Bernard Eisenschitz
6. Some Anarchists
About the Author
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745336985
eBook ISBN: 9781786802149
135mm x 215mm