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Very soon, and in all his great works, he would affirm practical need and self-interest as primal forces that make life go on. The book bursts with funny asides, anecdotes, and sharp observations about Marx and his associates. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If Stalinism was a misreading of Marx, it was at least a plausible misreading.
Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. I brought Marx alive to me, and I would recommend it to anyone, who has interest in philosophy, socialism and the history of the 19th century.
He is Victorian and of the bourgeois stock at that. Marx a figure where a cold intellect, ‘singleness of purpose’, and lyric meet can only be scaled by a biographer with equal vigour and lyric. He is the author of several books including a biography of Karl Marx, which won the Isaac Deutscher prize. This book I would prescribe to all – history buffs, political fanatics, and simply readers, because this is an exemplary work.
The Guardian’s then readers’ editor Ian Mayes found that this had misrepresented Chomsky’s position, and his judgement was upheld in May by an external ombudsman, John Willis.
So I bought that book, and then I put it on my shelf as a decoration and then forgot about it for the next several years. They say, and it does seem to be true, that we get the prime ministers and presidents we deserve. He gives a rounded picture of Marx the man and Marx the thinker, and debunks a few myths along the way.
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As Wheen wrote about Hitchens, Marx was “a prodigiously energetic worker whose focus, as he observed the world and its follies, was never blurred. Sent from and sold by Amazon.
A rowdy, loudmouthed and extremely confused little mannequin whose life-motto came from Rameau’s Nephew I would rather be an impudent windbag than nothing at all. When Wheen started the book in he provocatively chose the least seemingly fashionable or relevant topic possible; now, as throughout history, it’s proving to be suddenly pertinent all over again. There were one or two reviewers who despaired that Wheen reduced so much of Marx’s political and philosophical thought to what amounts to not much more than the literary equivalent of a thumbs-up; but a this is preferable to a thumbs-down, and b it will send readers off to the original texts.
Still, I figured no biography could just gloss over Capital and the rest of his works.
Very well written biography of the man rather than his ideology. To avoid being caught, they ducked frabcis alleys and jumped over fences like a couple of rowdy schoolboys. But then Wheen is no devotee of literary style. You will learn a lot about Mar It’s partially my fault that reading this was such a chore.
Thus started a roving life until, after the unsuccessful European revolutions ofand having been made unwelcome in Germany and Belgium, he pitched up in London, the last refuge of the rootless revolutionary where he lived in Dickensian poverty with bailiffs at his door Helpfully, his friend Engels, a great cotton Lord and kind of secret agent behind enemy lines, sent him money to keep him afloat for years.
Nov 11, Nigeyb rated it really liked it. However, he also notes Marx’s apparent deep and genuine desire to fight for justice, and his love for his daughters. Now, it looks as if each generation is going to get the Karl Marx it deserves.
The wild years of philosophy are not over in this book. All in a very wonderful read and I feel that I have a more balanced view of Karl Marx. Not to mention to Martin Rowson’s remarkable cartoon book, Scenes from the Lives of the Great Socialistsin which the pun-laden escapades of Marx and Engels will be seen to have more relation to reality than previously supposed.
In this book Francis Wheen, for the first time, presens Marx the man in all his brilliance and frailty – as a poverty-stricken Prussian emigre who became a middle-class English gentleman; as an angry agitator who spent frncis of his adult life in scholarly silence in the British Museum Reading Room; as a gregarious and convivial host who fell out with almost all his friends; as a devoted family man who impregnated frwncis housemaid; as a deeply earnest philosopher who loved drink, cigars and jokes.
He captures the man and his life and the times with wit and even-handedness. Never would you have guessed, in reading the customary word biographies of sociology textbooks, what an extraordinarily rowdy, d In an obituary of Christopher Hitchens, his longtime friend, Francis Wheen recounted Hitch’s ludicrously improbable experiences and his exceptional clarity of wbeen, no matter how inebriated. The history of the 20th century is Marx’s legacy.
A loveable old rogue
See our Returns Policy. What is the secular basis of Judaism? The Wheen biography came up a lot. Not in the sense that this is a forbiddingly over-intellectualised book, but because he kept alluding to entertaining or alluring titbits that sent me on significant digressions on wiki and elsewhere.
Trivia About Karl Marx. He seems to have some serious apprehensions about Karl Marx — but is unable to resist that fascinating thunderstorm of a character. Wheen wants to retrieve Marx the man and exonerate him from responsibility for what has been done in his name.
A great insight into a man who should have been given way more attention than people give credit for. He let you see what Marx may have looked like to his wife Jenny, to his friend Engels and to a whole host of other characters, that I think what readers will really enjoy with this one is the authors ability to keep it all in perspective. No trivia or quizzes yet. Karl Marx is an educating idol for anyone who wants to think wheej their own, to conclude only what their mind understand by const Wheen’s wonderfully written book illustraits, with colors as vivis as possible, the life and works of Karl Marx, warts and all; from blood-thirsty arguments with opponents, to medical details of the various many ailments Marx suffered from to the horrificly true and not-so-nice predictions of Europe’s political future including the world wars and wheen brought them about.
The author has clearly a sympathy for How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: If there is any criticism to be had, I offer two. Overall I think this is one of the most accessible biographies of Marx out there, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good a good introduction to his life and works.