New Volume of Marcuse Collected Papers

The recently-released sixth volume of the Herbert Marcuse Collected Papers series, Marxism, Revolution and Utopia, includes selections of Marcuse’s correspondence with Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as his introduction to her Marxism and Freedom. In this latter document, Marcuse introduces some of the ideas he would develop at greater length in the influential One-Dimensional Man. These […]

Duke University Press To Launch C.L.R. James Archives Series

Duke University Press will publish the recently-discovered text of the first version of C.L.R. James’s play Toussaint Louverture: the Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History next year. No release date has been announced yet. This volume is the inaugural title in what Duke is calling the “C.L.R. James Archives Series,” so apparently […]

Surrealism and the Non-White World: Three New Books

Three new titles of interest: The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941-1945) by Suzanne Césaire (Wesleyan University Press) Writings from the pathbreaking journal Tropiques, edited by Aimé and Suzanne Césaire, poets of Martinique. • • • Lost Worlds, Forgotten Futures, Undreamed Ecstatsies: Some Thoughts On The Relationship of Surrealism To The Mayan Millennium & To Each His Own Pluriverse by […]

Book on C.L.R. James Finds A New Publisher

AK Press has appearently passed on issuing Matthew Quest’s In the Shadow of State Power: CLR James, Direct Democracy, and National Liberation Struggles. The book will now be released by On Our Own Authority! Publishing (yes, they use an exclamation point in their name), a new outfit based in Atlanta which seems to focus on […]

New Issue of Revolutionary History: the Trotskyists and the Algerian Revolution

The editors of Revolutionary History have announced the upcoming release of the new issue of their journal, which will focus on the relationship of the European far left and the Algerian revolution. It includes a paper by the Cliffite historian Ian Birchall on the activities of Socialisme ou Barbarie. Regretably, there is no U.S. counterpart […]

Book Event in Chicago: The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence

Russell Rockwell, co-editor (with Kevin Anderson) of The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx, and Critical Theory (Lexington Books) will discuss the relationship of these three thinkers at the Alternative Press Center, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois (near the CTA’s Blue Line Western Ave stop).  Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 3:00 […]

Two Forthcoming Titles By C.L.R. James

The Dialectics of State Capitalism: Writings on Marxist Theory, 1940-1956 Edited by Scott McLemee Haymarket Books, July 2012 Scott McLemee has been a literary champion of James’s Johnson-Forest Tendency period since the early 1990s and has edited two valuable collections of his writings, C.L.R. James and Revolutionary Marxism (with Paul LeBlanc, 1994) and C.L.R. James […]