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Portrait of the philosopher as a young man: Michael Heinrich’s biography of Marx, Vol. I


Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society: The Life of Marx and the Development of His Work (Volume I: 1818-1841)
390 pp, $34 cloth, ISBN 978-1-58367-735-3
By Michael Heinrich

Reviewed by Branko Milanovic for globalinequality blog

“Michael Heinrich’s projected biography of Marx that is supposed to consist of four volumes is an extraordinary ambitious undertaking. Only the first volume “Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society” has been published so far. It covers the years before Marx’s birth (because it deals with his parents) and goes up to his doctoral dissertation done in 1841, when he was 23. ¶ The biography is extraordinary ambitious for three reasons….”

Read the review at globalinequality

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