Karl Marx: A Biography PDF/EPUB ↠ Karl Marx: eBook

Karl Marx: A Biography PDF/EPUB ↠ Karl Marx: eBook


Karl Marx: A Biography [PDF / Epub] ★ Karl Marx: A Biography Author David McLellan – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk All the great political revolutions of the twentieth century referred back to Marx Reviled by some, revered by many, Marx s influence can be found in every area of the humanities and social sciences f All the great political revolutions of the twentieth century referred back to Marx Reviled by some, revered by many, Marx s influence can be found in every area of the humanities and social sciences from literary criticism to globalization In this thoroughly revised and updated new edition of his classic biography, David McLellan provides a clear and detailed account both of Marx s dramatic life and of his path breaking thought together with Karl Marx: eBook ë a wealth of bibliographical information for further reading.


10 thoughts on “Karl Marx: A Biography

  1. William William says:

    Absolutely adore this delightful portrait of the eminent philosopher comedian of the 19th century I appreciate McClellan providing ample praise and justification for Marx while simultaneously giving a fair shake of his flaws, however banal and unsurprising they are I will look intoof Marx s hilarious correspondences with his friends now


  2. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    This is both an intellectual and personal biography of Karl Marx written with sympathetic intelligence by a recognized authority on Marx and Marxism Commentators one appended often cite it as the best biography of Marx in English Having only read about four of them, I can only say the claim is quite plausible In any case, the writing is clear, the scholarship good and the notes helpful.


  3. Dana Dana says:

    I m glad the life he led was consistent with his views Kind of a miserable life of poverty though.


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  5. Brian Brian says:

    Drawing upon the exhaustive archives of Karl Marx s correspondence, notebooks, and unpublished manuscripts, this biography by David McLellan not only details the contours of Marx s life, both private and public, political and theoretical, but also provides a picture of his personality, sense of humor, prejudices, friendships and enmities which is often as surprising in its content as in its vividness Following Marx on his not infrequent travels for reasons of both politics and, late in his lif Drawing upon the exhaustive archives of Karl Marx s correspondence, notebooks, and unpublished manuscripts, this biography by David McLellan not only details the contours of Marx s life, both private and public, political and theoretical, but also provides a picture of his personality, sense of humor, prejudices, friendships and enmities which is often as surprising in its content as in its vividness Following Marx on his not infrequent travels for reasons of both politics and, late in his life, failing health back and forth across western Europe from his final home base in London, the book also pieces together his intellectual development from Young Hegelian and Romantic poet to pragmatic dialectical materialist, his lifelong involvement in often struggling, frequently censored socialist journalism, revolutionary hopes raised and then dashed in the upheavals of 1848 and then again in the Franco Prussian War, and his role in the formation, internecine factionalism, and dissolution of the First International His habitual tendency to political activism, along with his also habitual impecunity, shed some light on the trying conditions under which Marx, by his method of voraciously synthesizing vast reams of data, and further burdened by his own perfectionist compulsion to endlessly revise his work, managed to produce the handful of groundbreaking texts that would serve beginning even in Marx s lifetime as the theoretical foundations of modern communist political economics


  6. Nataly Dybens Nataly Dybens says:

    reading this for my intro to marxism class i have learned so much almost everything that i thought i knew have heard people say is wrong about the beliefs of marx you have to read marx before you make comments assumptions on him reading this for my intro to marxism class i have learned so much almost everything that i thought i knew have heard people say is wrong about the beliefs of marx you have to read marx before you make comments assumptions on him


  7. Mark Valentine Mark Valentine says:

    I clarified some assumptions that I had held about Marx for example, he never mentioned dialectical materialism in his writings a Soviet add on and that he was muchof a humanist than I remember so that by the end of my reading, I wanted to call myself a Marxist Except Marx refused to call himself a Marxist So much for that idea This was my second reading My first was in my undergrad days and it was fascinating to read my own underlinings and notes in the margin My own personal t I clarified some assumptions that I had held about Marx for example, he never mentioned dialectical materialism in his writings a Soviet add on and that he was muchof a humanist than I remember so that by the end of my reading, I wanted to call myself a Marxist Except Marx refused to call himself a Marxist So much for that idea This was my second reading My first was in my undergrad days and it was fascinating to read my own underlinings and notes in the margin My own personal time capsule, this book Oddly invigorating


  8. Kirti Kirti says:

    A genius who never saw the impact of his work And yet he was a disorganised, possibly quite lazy, dreamer Not so much workers of the world unit butdreamers of the world unite.


  9. J J says:

    The single best book on, you guessed it, Marx s life and thought Covers his intellectual development comprehensively.


  10. Peter Harrison Peter Harrison says:

    A wonderful introduction to Marx covering both his life and the basics of his intellectual progress I assume it s slightly outdated now certainly the bibliography is I suspect nothan a starting point to the older work on Marx That said, McClellan was recommended as part of my University course and has a very readable style The book presents Marx s work in it s chronological context as a progression rather than taking pieces in isolation As such McClellan doesn t see a break in Marx s A wonderful introduction to Marx covering both his life and the basics of his intellectual progress I assume it s slightly outdated now certainly the bibliography is I suspect nothan a starting point to the older work on Marx That said, McClellan was recommended as part of my University course and has a very readable style The book presents Marx s work in it s chronological context as a progression rather than taking pieces in isolation As such McClellan doesn t see a break in Marx s thought and the book is the stronger for it A great introduction for the general reader to his life and thought


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