Marx cuttet das Kapital

July 25th, 2006

>>“They are my slaves,” he would sometimes say, gesturing at the books on his shelves, “and they must serve me as I will.” The task of this unpaid workforce was to provide raw materials which could be shaped for his own purposes. “His conversation does not run in one groove, but is as varied as are the volumes upon his library shelves,” wrote an interviewer from the Chicago Tribune who visited Marx in 1878. In 1976 SS Prawer wrote a 450-page book devoted to Marx’s literary references. The first volume of Das Kapital yielded quotations from the Bible, Shakespeare, Goethe, Milton, Voltaire, Homer, Balzac, Dante, Schiller, Sophocles, Plato, Thucydides, Xenophon, Defoe, Cervantes, Dryden, Heine, Virgil, Juvenal, Horace, Thomas More, Samuel Butler – as well as allusions to horror tales, English romantic novels, popular ballads, songs and jingles, melodrama and farce, myths and proverbs.<< The Poet of Dialectics

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