Three New and Forthcoming Books: Marcuse, Kerr, I.W.W

Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Emancipation by Herbert Marcuse (Routledge) This book is Volume 5 of the Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, edited by philosopher Douglas Kellner. A Preview is available at Google Books. • • • “We Called Each Other Comrade”: Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers by Allen Ruff. (PM Press) Originally published by the University of Illinois […]

Three Forthcoming Books and a Rimbaud Review

None of these three books will be available soon, but they look interesting. ••• Sojourning for freedom : Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism. by Erik S. McDuffie. Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011. McDuffie has written on Black women in the Communist Party. His perspective seems to be the “revisionist” […]

New work in English by Surrealist Benjamin Perét

Wakefield Press of Cambridge, Massachusetts will publish in April The Leg of Lamb: Its Life and Works, a collection of works by Benjamin Perét, one of the most committed of Surrealists and an important participant in the international Trotskyist movement (he helped found the Trotskyist movement in Brazil). Unfortunately, Perét is not widely translated into […]

A New Translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations: II

The New Yorker‘s print issue of February 7, 2011 contains another of poet John Ashbery’s translations (“Cities”) from the forthcoming W.W. Norton edition of Arthur Rimbaud’s Illuminations (see my previous post for an earlier appearance of a translation). The publication date looks like it has now been pushed back to May. Surrealism is strongly anticipated […]

A New Translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations

W.W. Norton will publish a new translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations by the poet John Ashbery in April. The New York Review of Books features one of them, Tale, in its current issue (January 13, 2011). In the interest of textual comparison, I have reproduced below the first paragraph of Ashbery’s translation, followed by that of […]

More New Books

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, post festum and status nascendi, go best together when learning is in question. —Ernst Bloch (From the “Prefatory Note” to A Philosophy of the Future) … Two more books I hope to get to this year: • Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (University […]

New and Forthcoming Books

As the stacks of unread books linger, titles appear on my list of new and forthcoming books I hope to be able to write something about in 2011: · Grace Lee Boggs, The Next American Revolution (University of California Press) Available April 2011, but the text of the first chapter (“These Are the Times to Grow Our […]