Marx. The Unfinished One

Original Title: Marx. Der Unvollendete

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 656 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-10273-2
€ 28.00 [D] | € 28.80 [A] | CHF 38.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: September 11, 2017
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Jürgen  Neffe - Marx. The Unfinished One


"A comprehensive, sympathetic and very readable portrait" Kirkus Review on Jürgen Neffe’s Einstein biography

Karl Marx, the revolutionary eccentric and futuristic thinker of the 19th century, is here with us again. Ever since communism (in Marx’s name but not in what he meant) has become a thing of the past, it is celebrating a remarkable comeback.

For the bicentennial of Marx’s birthday, Jürgen Neffe explores the causes of this renaissance – in Marx’s writings and in his life story. He portrays the life of a refugee who had become stateless and who was willing to make any sacrifice for his convictions. Neither illness nor poverty, nor marriage troubles nor family tragedies kept him from his committed work. With his analysis of capitalism, Marx anticipated the globalised world of our day and even the recent financial crises.

Neffe presents here the developments of the Marxian world of thought, from the ideas of alienation and exploitation in the early writings to the matured crisis theory in Das Kapital. As a professional at making scholarly topics accessible to a broad readership, Neffe explains the theory in a clear and comprehensible form, and confronts it with the reality of the 21st century.

"Marx was a masterful thinker, and he has found his master biographer in Jürgen Neffe. Here are lightning flashes of brilliant insights."

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