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Ascinating ultimately humane man Marx's marriage to Jenny von West phalen whose devotion was tested by decades of poverty and exile is as affecting a love story offered by history while his friendship with Friedrich Engels is by turns hilarious and inspiring Wheen does not however shy away from Marx's work Was he as his detractors have claimed a self hating Jew What. Here is one view on Marx and his influence here is another Wheen concentrates on Marx the man not the theorist so includes plenty of details of his life along with what he was thinking studying and writing about through the years As the author points out there are a lot of books giving detailed critiues of Marxist theory and no need for yet another Marx himself also wrote a lot some of which has only been published relatively recentlyFrancis Wheen has obviously read uite a lot of Marx s writings himself and his selective uotes are often both illuminating and amusing particularly from letters 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 He gives a rounded picture of Marx the man and Marx the thinker and debunks a few myths along the way Marx s family and friends collaborators and opponents also feature much strongly Marx was not a lonely philosopher scribbling the years away in garrets and the British Library although he did spend a lot of time there Both the way Wheen treats his subject and his writing style make this a very interesting and enjoyable book whether the reader is interested in Marxism or not de-munich-agrave-la-lib-eacute-ration-1938-1944 relatively Essays Biographical Critical And Historical Illustrative Of The Rambler Adventurer And Idler Vol 1 Of 2 recentlyFrancis Wheen has obviously Unbridled Unlikely Lovers 1 reviews concentrating on Marx s attacks of boils might lead one to believe He gives a Romancing The Werewolf Supernatural Society 2 rounded picture of Marx the man and Marx the thinker and debunks a few myths along the way Marx s family and friends collaborators and opponents also feature much strongly Marx was not a lonely philosopher scribbling the years away in garrets and the British Library although he did spend a lot of time there Both the way Wheen treats his subject and his writing style make this a very interesting and enjoyable book whether the How To Do What You Love Amp Earn What You Re Worth As A Programmer reader is interested in Marxism or not

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Karl Marx A Life

Paradox and passion were the animating spirits of Karl Marx's life which often reads like a novel by Laurence Sterne or George Eliot Imagine Rousseau Voltaire and Hegel fused into one person said a contemporary and you have Dr Marx In this stunning book the first major biography of Marx since the end of the Cold War Francis Wheen gives us not a socialist ogre but a f. This boils and all biography gives a vivid picture of Marx suffering from boils smoking cheap cigars apparently he fell in love with a shop with particularly cheap cigars whose advertising said the you smoke the you save revealing the man with bad handwriting which prevents him from getting a job as a clerk with a railway company who suffered from boils cadging money off Engels and engaging in bitter correspondence wars with lesser left wing thinkers who no doubt lacked his own rich assortment of boils However I didn t get a sense of Marx s intellectual development or of his thinking from this book In that respect this is very much a book of its time after 1989 when the spirit of the end of history moved upon the face of the waters but before the financial crash of 2008 and that niggling sense that there might be something worthwhile after all in all that old analysis that Marx did By contrast Wheen takes the view that Marx in Das Capital is the euivalent of Dickens as a great painter of the landscape of Victorian BritainThis makes it a fun knockabout biography but doesn t offer much as to the whys and wherefores of the thinking that had a major influence not just in a narrow political sense but also in a wide range of sociological and cultural applications McLellan s Marx was both interesting and very much shorter de-munich-agrave-la-lib-eacute-ration-1938-1944 reads like a novel by Laurence Sterne or George Eliot Imagine Rousseau Voltaire and Hegel fused into one person said a contemporary and you have Dr Marx In this stunning book the first major biography of Marx since the end of the Cold War Francis Wheen gives us not a socialist ogre but a f. This boils and all biography gives a vivid picture of Marx suffering from boils smoking cheap cigars apparently he fell in love with a shop with particularly cheap cigars whose advertising said the you smoke the you save Essays Biographical Critical And Historical Illustrative Of The Rambler Adventurer And Idler Vol 1 Of 2 revealing the man with bad handwriting which prevents him from getting a job as a clerk with a Unbridled Unlikely Lovers 1 rich assortment of boils However I didn t get a sense of Marx s intellectual development or of his thinking from this book In that Romancing The Werewolf Supernatural Society 2 respect this is very much a book of its time after 1989 when the spirit of the end of history moved upon the face of the waters but before the financial crash of 2008 and that niggling sense that there might be something worthwhile after all in all that old analysis that Marx did By contrast Wheen takes the view that Marx in Das Capital is the euivalent of Dickens as a great painter of the landscape of Victorian BritainThis makes it a fun knockabout biography but doesn t offer much as to the whys and wherefores of the thinking that had a major influence not just in a narrow political sense but also in a wide How To Do What You Love Amp Earn What You Re Worth As A Programmer range of sociological and cultural applications McLellan s Marx was both interesting and very much shorter

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Did Marx really mean by his famous line Religion is the opiate of the masses Is Capital deserving of the ridicule with which modern day economists have dismissed itMarx lived both at the center and on the fringes of his age He also changed the world With Karl Marx Francis Wheen has written a hugely entertaining biography of one of history's most unforgettable players. 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 what brought them aboutKarl Marx is an educating idol for anyone who wants to think on their own to conclude only what their mind understand by constantly checking for contradictions and plot holes in grand theories around them and Wheen describes wonderfully both how Marx came about this and what it brought himThe book is well written light to read and enjoyable The style is humorist and serious at the same time with a keen eye on the various misdeeds various politically enclined historians twisted or wrongly presented Marx history and work which is always nice to seeA very good book I highly recommend it


10 thoughts on “Karl Marx A Life

  1. says:

    Karl Marx Francis WheenOne hundred years after the death of Karl Marx than half of the world's people came under the domination of governments that proclaimed Marxism as their model His ideas transformed the study of econom

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    It’s strange but arguably true millions of people died in Siberia because a philosopher in London had carbuncles on his ass Chaos theory now makes a little sense to meIn a famous riff on Hegel Marx once said that history repeats itself the first time as tragedy the second time as farce Marx’s own biography su

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    This boils and all biography gives a vivid picture of Marx suffering from boils smoking cheap cigars apparently he fell i

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    Francis Wheen’s aim with this book was to write a general book about Karl Marx for the intelligent reader Francis Wheen

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    Francis Wheen does for Marx what Safranski did for Schopenhauer The wild years of philosophy are not over in this book It's actually brilliant especially considering the tons of bullshit that have been said and written about Marx in recent years Sometimes you find yourself missing the good old hagiography Wheen o

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    Here is one view on Marx and his influence here is another Wheen concentrates on Marx the man not the theorist so includes plenty of details of his life along with what he was thinking studying and writing about through the years As the author

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    Demonized and reviled by mythology posing as fact the hirsute Prussian emigre has suffered badly at the hands of History Wheen reclaims Marx from the totalitarians and capitalists who used and abused him It reads like an adventure novel; the prose is immaculate and very very funny Wheen goes against the grain by showing how Marx c

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    We always heard that Marx was a humorless drudge the euivalent of a computer geek slaving away in the British Museum Reading Room Nonsense He was a merry one or at least as merry as one could be having been born in dreary

  9. says:

    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 wo

  10. says:

    A typically precocious and enjoyable romp from one of Grub Street's real intellectuals Hugely entertaining and readable When Wheen started the book in 1997 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

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