The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

By Rosa Luxemburg; Annelies Laschitza (Editor); Georg Adler (Editor)
(Verso, Paperback, 9781781681077, 656pp.)

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

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The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first time in English translation; all of it helps to illuminate the inner life of this iconic revolutionary, who was at once an economic and social theorist, a political activist and a lyrical stylist. Her political concerns are revealed alongside her personal struggles within a socialist movement that was often hostile to independently minded women. This collection will provide readers with a newer and deeper appreciation of Luxemburg as a writer and historical figure.




About the Author
Rosa Luxemburg was a leader of the German Social Democratic Federation and jailed for her opposition to WWI. She was assassinated in 1919.

Annelies Laschitza has produced a number of works on the history of the labor movement in Germany, as well as serving as editor of the Collected Letters of Luxemburg and co-editor of Luxemburg's Collected Writings in German. She is the author of the Rosa Luxemburg biography, Full of Life, Despite Everything, and The Liebknechts, Karl and Sophie: Politics and Family. She lives in Germany.

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