A Spectre, Haunting: On the Communist Manifesto (Hardback)China Miéville (author)
The maverick science fiction author and critical theorist provides his engrossing take on the enduring relevance and popularity of Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto, highlighting its continued influence on modern political thinkers and society at large.
China Mieville's brilliant reading of the modern world's most controversial and enduring political document: the Communist Manifesto.
In 1848 a strange political tract was published by two emigres from Germany. Marx and Engels's apocalyptic vision of an insatiable system that penetrates every corner of the world, reduces every relationship to that of profit, and bursts asunder the old forms of production and of politics, is still a picture of a recognisable world, our world, and the vampiric energy of the system is once again highly contentious.
The Manifesto is a text that shows no sign of fading into antiquarian obscurity. Its ideas animate in different ways the work of writers like Yanis Varoufakis, Adam Tooze, Naomi Klein and the journalist Owen Jones.
China Mieville is not a writer who has been hemmed in by conventional notions of expertise or genre, and this is a strikingly imaginative take on Marx and what his most haunting book has to say to us today.
This is a book haunted by ghosts, sorcery and creative destruction.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 229 x 148 mm
Praise for China Mieville:
'You can't talk about Mieville without using the word "brilliant"' - Guardian
'One of our most important writers' - Independent
'Mieville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination' - Financial Times
'Mieville is regarded as one of the most interesting and freakishly gifted writers of his generation' - Daily Telegraph
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