[Marxism] Query from a lurker
Carlos A. Rivera
cerejota at optonline.net
Mon Mar 28 10:08:20 MST 2005
I know that the Rius cartoon-based, but heavily bibliographied, "Mao for
Beginners" (Mao en su Tinta?) has been translated into english and is
available for sale for 15 bucks:
Also the SWP translated and published his Cuba book:
Rius (Eduardo del Río), 1934-
Cuba for Beginners : an illustrated guide for Americans
(and their government) to socialist Cuba / Rius. -- New
York : Pathfinder Press, 1970. -- 153 p. : ill., maps. ; 22
cm. -- "A Merit book." -- Translation of Cuba para
Some else did the excellent illustrated Manifesto:
Manifesto Comunista : illustrated and explicated to fit
your brain, schooled, fooled, learned or burned / Marx,
Engels, Rius. -- Madison, Wis. : Quixote Press, 1977? -- 94
p. : ill. ; 27 cm. -- (Quixote Magazine ; v. 10, no. 2) --
Cover title: Communist Manifesto. -- "Quixote Classic
1. Communism--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Mexican comics.
I. Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. II. Engels, Fred. III. Rius. IV.
Communist Manifesto. V. Series.
Have other cartoon books by Rius been translated into English?
They are excellent introductions to Marxist concepts and biography.
Titles such as:
"Marx para principiantes"
(Marx for beginners)
"Manual del Perfecto Ateo"
(Manual for the pious Atheist)
"El Diablo se llama Trotsky"
(The Devil's name is Trotsky - a defence of Trotsky done when Rius moved
away from Sovietism and into Posadism!!!)
"La Joven Alemania"
(The Young Germany - a defense of the RDA)
etc etc etc
I also know that the Progress Editions did some stuff for high schoolers in
English, but they are rare finds.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com>
To: <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 11:05 AM
Subject: [Marxism] Query from a lurker
> Another question for you: I might get a brief job teaching about the
> Russian and Chinese revolutions to high school students, and I'm looking
> for some good stuff. The course will be short, and the kids won't have
> time to do much reading. I'm pretty sure I can come up with things for the
> Chinese revolution part, but I'm a little less sure about the Russian
> Revolution. Some short primary documents would be good. I don't want to
> focus too narrowly on CP history, but rather get some voices from average
> people as well. Do you know of anything like that?
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