Red Rosa

Red Rosa

A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg

Book - 2015
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A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. To Marx's biographer Franz Mehring, no one came as close to the towering intellect of Marx himself. But she was much more than just a thinker. She made herself heard in a world inimical to the voices of strong-willed women. She overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life - her many friendships, her sexual intimacies, and her love of science, nature and art.
Always opposed to the First World War, when others on the German left were swept up on a tide of nationalism, she was imprisoned and murdered in 1919 fighting for a revolution she knew to be doomed.
Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject's intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg's ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life.
Publisher: London : Verso, 2015.
ISBN: 9781784780999
Branch Call Number: 923.343 LUX EVA
Characteristics: 220 pages :,illustrations

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mclarjh
Jun 11, 2016

Boring, too many words, crude drawings. Essentially propaganda.

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diggie
May 10, 2016

comic book biographies of economists doesn't sound like a particularly rewarding category, does it? but evans is good, really good, making luxembourg a real human being whose visible self expresses her internal self. the graphic explanations of basic marxist theory are engaging and luxembourg's own arguments are passionate, lively, and cut short. evans is so good i could almost tell the early twentieth century german socialist guys apart. (hint: look for beard variations.)

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