by Biófilo Panclasta
Colombian anarchist and local legend Biófilo Panclasta is one of the few historical anarchists who still manages to surprise us. His enigma is expressed nowhere better than in his brilliant nom de guerre: Biófilo – lover of life, Panclasta – destroyer of all. In exile and in between prison bids, he traveled over the world in search of adventures, revolutions, and encounters with fellow minds. He staged dramatic interruptions of church services, made a formal proposal to an international anarchist conference for the simultaneous assassination of various heads of state and church, joined in strikes, struggles, and uprisings, was jailed hundreds of times, and escaped the old folks’ home to climb the clocktower and stop the hands of time from moving.
This collection, translated and compiled by Ritmomaquia, includes nearly all of the available material, including the anecdotes, tales, and legends that followed him, and anything he happened to write along his way.