Rosa Luxemburg [1871-1919], the Polish-born revolutionary and writer, was one of the most original theoretical minds of the early twentieth century. Her work stands as a testament to the great social of upheavals of the time and a life lived in struggle for a better world. She ultimately suffered for her convictions, spending time in jail between 1904 and 1906 and again for three and a half years for opposing the First World War, before her brutal and untimely death in 1919 at the hands of the proto-fascistic Freikorp.
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The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza
Letters from the heroic German revolutionary to her comrades, friends and lovers. Read an extract here!
“One cannot read the writings of Rosa Luxemburg, even at this distance, without an acute yet mournful awareness of what Perry Anderson once termed ‘the history of possibility.’” - Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic
“This huge project is long overdue. Luxemburg’s correspondence reveals an extraordinary range and breadth of concerns and interests” – Times Literary Supplement
“Transports us directly into the private world of a woman who has never lost her inspirational power as an original thinker and courageous activist … [and] reveals that the woman behind the mythic figure was also a compassionate, teasing, witty human being.” – Sheila Rowbotham, Guardian
“Intrepid, incorruptible, passionate and gentle. Imagine as you read between the lines of what she wrote, the expression of her eyes. She loved workers and birds. She danced with a limp. Everything about her fascinates and rings true. One of the immortals.” – John Berger
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1 by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Peter Hudis
Translated by David Fernbach, Joseph Fracchia, and George Shriver
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg’s Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg’s most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labor, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations - now available in paperback.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II: Economic Writings 2 by Rosa Luxemburg
Edited by Peter Hudis and Paul Le Blanc
This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg by Norman Geras
Geras brings new light to bear on Rosa Luxemburg’s work, exploring the development of her ideas in the period following WWI and showing how her thought is distinct from the social democratic or anarchist theories into which it was often subsumed.