Publication Date: 12/05/2022 ISBN: 9781786692030 Category:

A Spectre, Haunting

China Mieville

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 12/05/2022 ISBN: 9781786692030 Category:




China Mieville’s brilliant reading of the modern world’s most controversial and enduring political document: The Communist Manifesto.
‘It’s thrilling to accompany Mieville… as he wrestles – in critical good faith and incandescent commitment – with a manifesto that still calls on us to build a new world’ Naomi Klein

‘Read this and be dazzled by its contemporaneity’ Mike Davis

‘A rich, luminous reflection of and on a light that never quite goes out’ Andreas Malm

‘Reading with [Mieville] today sharpens our senses to contemporary internationalist movements from below’ Ruth Wilson Gilmore

‘[Written] with diligence and a ruthlessly critical eye worthy of Marx himself’ Sarah Jaffe

In 1848, a strange political tract was published by two German emigres. Marx and Engles’s apocalyptic vision of an insatiable system, which penetrates every corner of the globe, reduces every relationship to that of profit, and bursts asunder the old forms of production and of politics, remains a picture of our world. And the vampiric energy of that system is once again highly contentious. The Manifesto shows no sign of fading into antiquarian obscurity, and remains a key touchstone for modern political debate.

China Mieville is not a writer hemmed in by conventions of disciplinary boundaries or genre, and this is a strikingly imaginative take on Marx and what his most haunting book has to say to us today. Like the Manifesto itself, this is a book haunted by ghosts, sorcery and creative destruction.

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PRAISE FOR CHINA MIEVILLE: 'You can't talk about Mieville without using the word "brilliant"' Guardian. 'One of our most important writers' Independent. 'Mieville is gifted with an incomparable visionary imagination' Financial Times. 'Mieville is regarded as one of the most interesting and freakishly gifted writers of his generation' * Daily Telegraph *

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