The Making of Marx's "Capital"

The Making of Marx's "Capital"

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The Making of Marx's Capital is a major work of interpretation and criticism, written over fifteen years by one of the foremost representatives of the European Marxist tradition. First published in German in 1968, it has become a classic in the field of Marxist studies. Rosdolsky investigates the relationship between various versions of Capital and explains the reasons for Marx's successive reworkings of the text. He introduces readers to the Grundrisse - Marx's first draught of Capital, in effect - exploring the changes to provide an insightful analyses of Marx's method. Rosdolsky also presents a critique of later work in the Marxist tradition on the basis of Marx's fundamental distinction between 'capital in general' and 'capital in concrete reality'.show more

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  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 200.7 x 388.7 x 112.7mm | 1,739.99g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745323227
  • 9780745323220

About Roman Rosdolsky

Rosodolsky was born in 1898 in Lemberg, at the time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Ukraine). After the First World War, Rosdolsky emlhgrated to 'Prague and then Vienna, where he worked in the Vienna archives on behalf of the Moscow Marx-Engels Institute. He became a Trotskyist in 1931. Returning to his birthplace in 1934, he was arrested in Krakov in 1942 by the Gestapo and spent the remainder of the war in concentration camps, emigrating to the US in 1947, where his political affiliations maade a career as an academic immensely difficult. Coming across a then rare copy of the German edition of the Grundrisse, he devoted years, living virtually as a political exile in an inhospitable climate, to writing the commentary on the Grundrisse which was eventually published as The Making of Marx's Capital. He died in Detroit in 1967.show more

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"'The single best exegesis on Marx's Capital that I have ever read... the tone is firm, completely undogmatic and wonderfully lucid.' Robert L Heilbroner, New York Review of Books"show more

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