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The Novel of Lenin

A new nine-part micro-novel from Joseph Andras.

23 May 2024

The Novel of Lenin

We’re excited to announce a new nine-part blog series: The Novel of Lenin by Joseph Andras, to mark the centenary of Lenin’s death. 

We will be releasing a new installment of Andras’s biographical micro-novel every Wednesday, ending the week of May 20th. This post will be updated weekly with the latest installment.

Chapter One: 1870-1885: The Birth of Vladimir, the Assassination of Tsar Alexander II

Chapter Two: 1885-1893: The Death of the Brother, Marxist Circles, Nicholas II Ascends to the Throne 

Chapter Three: 1895-1900: Travels to Paris and Germany, the Creation of a Journal

Chapter Four: 1900-1904: Vladimir Becomes Lenin, First Meeting with Trotsky

Chapter Five: 1904-1907: The Insurrection Begins, The Role of the Soviet, Repression 

Chapter Six: 1907-1914: The Revolution is Slow to Arrive, Jaurès is Killed, The Great War Arrives

Chapter Seven: 1914-1917: The Imperialist War, the Founding of the Third International

Chapter Eight: 1917-1921: Nicolas II Abdicates, The Storming of the Winter Palace Launches the Young Revolution

Chapter Nine: 1916-1924: Lenin, Ill, Then Dying, Rises Up Against Stalin’s Brutality 

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The State and Revolution
Lenin’s booklet The State and Revolution struck the world of Marxist theory like a lightning bolt. Written in the months running up to the October Revolution of 1917, Lenin turned the traditional s...
Faraway the Southern Sky

Faraway the Southern Sky

Fleeing persecution in Indochina, the young Ho Chi Minh arrived in Paris as World War I was sputtering to a close. A painfully shy twentysomething, he joined the shadowy figures of the demimonde, t...
Lenin's Childhood

Lenin's Childhood

When he died suddenly in 1967, Isaac Deutscher had completed only the compelling first chapter of a long-anticipated biography of Lenin, published here. It covers Lenin’s family background, birth a...
Not By Politics Alone
This vivid selection, compiled and introduced by Tamara Deutscher, written by Lenin and those who knew him, brings us the revolution in his everyday life – the man who lived by politics but not by ...
Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Murder Us
A young revolutionary plants a bomb in a factory on the outskirts of Algiers during the Algerian War. The bomb is timed to explode after work hours, so no one will be hurt. But the authorities have...
Imperialism and the National Question
Fired up by the outbreak of the First World War and outraged by the capitulation of most socialist parties to the demands of national bourgeoisies, Lenin sought to understand the deeper roots of th...
The Lenin Scenario
Commissioned by Oliver Stone in 2015 to commemorate the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali’s captivating screenplay of the life and times of Vladimir Lenin puts flesh on the bones of the historical reco...