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Be like the Silkworm

Terry Eagleton: Marx’s Style, 29 June 2023

Marx’s Literary Style 
by Ludovico Silva, translated by Paco Brito Núñez.
Verso, 104 pp., £14.99, January, 978 1 83976 553 7
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... wrote some floridly Romantic verses to his future wife, Jenny, which the Venezuelan philosopher Ludovico Silva describes in Marx’s Literary Style, first published in Spanish in 1971, as ‘endearingly bad’. Marx later denounced the emotional excesses of Romanticism, which offended his neoclassical taste for measure and symmetry. He also produced a ...

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