[Marxism] marxist biographies
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Thu Sep 10 12:46:00 MDT 2009
John E. Norem wrote:
> I'm writing to ask the list members if they can name any biographies
> written from a marxist/communist/socialist perspective. The biographies
> can be of anyone, I'm not particular. I'd just like to get an idea of
> whether members think such books exist and if they can recommend any.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
In addition to his autobiography (My Life) Trotsky wrote a biographical
study of Lenin (Young Lenin) and a few other sketches of various periods
in Lenin's life (published as On Lenin) and he was working on a
biography of Stalin when he was assassinated. He also wrote a number of
short portraits of leaders of the Second International - these are
online in the Trotsky Internet Archive (part of MIA).
Preobrazhensky wrote a number of portraits of Russian revolutionaries -
collected in revolutionary Portraits.
Paul Frölich wrote a biography of Rosa Luxemburg.
Franz Mehring wrote a biography of Marx, and Karl Korsch and Otto Rühle
also wrote biographical studies of Marx. Two Russian Mensheviks, Boris
Nikolaievsky and Otto Maenchen-Helfen, also wrote a biography of Marx.
Gustav Mayer, a German Social Democrat, wrote a biography of Engels.
Tony Cliff wrote biographical studies of Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin and Trotsky.
Together with those suggested by others that should keep you busy for a
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