[Marxism] Need Official English Translation for Marx Letter to Danielson

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 5 05:40:17 MDT 2008


Hello all,

I am currently translating a text that makes reference
to a letter written from Marx to his Russian
translator Danielson in 1879, in which Marx states the
following:

"Wie sich nun diese Krise auch entwickeln mag – deren
detaillierte Beobachtung für den Erforscher der
kapitalistischen Produktion und für den
professionellen Theoretiker freilich von höchster
Wichtigkeit ist –, sie wird wie ihre Vorgängerinnen
vorübergehen und einen neuen >industriellen Zyklus<
mit all seinen verschiedenen Phasen von Prosperität
usw. einleiten."

My translation would be:

"However the present crisis might develop - a detailed
observation of it is admittedly of paramount
importance for the investigator of capitalist
production and the professional theoretician - it
will, likes its predecessors, blow over and usher in a
new "industrial cycle" with all of its various phases
of prosperity, etc."

However, I prefer to use the "official" translations
available to most English speakers in the Marx-Engels
Collected Works, but I do not have those volumes, and
the letter in question (19 September, 1879).  The
original German MEW source is Volume 34, page 372.

Any help is greatly appreciated.




      




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