Buy Karl Marx New Ed by Francis Wheen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Karl Marx has ratings and 85 reviews. Ahmad said: Karl Marx, Francis Wheenتاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفتم مارس سال میلادیعنوان: کارل مارکس؛ نویسنده. Francis Wheen’s biography of Marx, from which this is extracted, even the most devoted follower of Karl Marx will recognise the merit of Francis’s study.

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He is a friend of the w This book is impressively full and amusing. Wheen does not shrink from from criticism of Marx. He could round up the troops, get anything he wanted passed when he was running, say, the International Working Men’s Association. Wgeen, he would have us know, was an ironist.

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Thus started a roving life mmarx, after the unsuccessful European revolutions ofand having been made unwelcome in Germany and Kal, 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.

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Unencumbered by ideological point-scoring, this is a very readable, humorous and sympathetic account. That said, oli see veidikene kuiv ja igav lugemine minu jaoks.

That Lenin spoke at Laura Marx’s funeral in claiming that her father’s ideal would soon become reality is also a fun little tidbit.


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rfancis May 19, Subvert rated it really liked it. Please try again later. A very good book, I highly recommend it. Written by an author of great repute.

He writes for Private Eye and is the magazine’s deputy editor. Want to Read saving…. This quote, according to Wheen, has been taken out of context: He was a human who did make some bad choices like maybe cheating on Jenny Marx and I think glossing over that nuance in fear of attacking the subject makes the book less than what it could be. A very interesting insight into Karl Framcis together with his relationship with Engels. It is a boldly unfashionable book, but a delightful one.

Why was the thought of this man, who lived his debt-ridden life sponging off his capitalist friend Engels, and who took years to write an unreadable book, so powerful as to change the face of the Twentieth Century? The style is humorist and serious at the same time, with a keen eye on the various misdeeds various politically-enclined historians twisted or grancis presented Marx history and work, which is always nice to see.

He has not lacked biographers, but even the most distinguished have been more interested in the evolution of his ideas than any other aspect of his life. You can tell the author has no agenda, he doesn’t push any “ideal” onto you he just tells you what happened and leaves the agenda pushing to the rest of us. A great insight into a man who should have been given way more attention than people give credit for. He had bad liver, pains here and there, and boils so terrible that he often couldn’t sit to work.

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 have been many thousands of books on Marxism, but almost all are written by academics and zealots for whom it is a near blaspemy to treat him as a figure of flesh and blood. For those readers who feel Marxism has given Marx a bad name, this is a rewarding and enlightening book.


Trivia About Karl Marx. I’ve read several of Wheen’s books and he is a tremendous writer: Quite interestingly, Francis Wheen does however make the case that people should take Marx’s theory seriously and he was writing this book in the “end-of-history” late 90s. A little under pages, this brilliant book by Francis Wheen provides a vivid portrait of one of the most important thinkers of the 19th century.

Most of it isn’t. The approach is light and anecdotal, but not lacking in scholarship which some of the reviews concentrating on Marx’s attacks of boils might lead one to believe.

Written by an author of great repute. By contrast Wheen takes the view that Marx in Das Capital is the equivalent of Dickens as a great painter of the landscape of Victorian Britain.

While detailing all his travels, his frequent quarrels, and his numerous children, I came away disappointed with this book, which never addressed the question I was seeking an answer for: Francis Wheen’s fresh, lively and moving biography of Marx considers the whole man–brain, beard and the rest of his body.

Very soon, and in all aheen great works, he would affirm practical need and self-interest as primal forces that make life go on. Not merely ironic, but, if that is what you are after, inspiring stuff.