Marxist-Humanist Literature

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Works of Raya Dunayevskaya
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Books

Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 Until Today   New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2013. (First edition was New York: Bookman Assoc., 1958.) In her first book, Dunayevskaya relates the 18-19th century industrial, social-political and intellectual revolutions to the development of revolutionary thought; presents Marx’s 1844 humanist essays (the first edition included the first English translations); four chapters contain her seminal interpretations of aspects of Marx’s Capital; gives her analysis of the Russian Revolution’s transformation into state-capitalism; and ends with chapters on automation and Maoism (the last added in 1964). Includes the first edition’s introduction by Herbert Marcuse and later introductions by the author. 388 pgs.
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Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre, and from Marx to Mao   Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. (First edition was New York: Dellacort/Dell Publishing 1973.) Dunayevskaya’s second book traces the revolutionary philosophy of Hegel, including her interpretation of “absolute negativity as new beginning;” and highlights of Marx’s “new continent of thought;” and Lenin’s “philosophic ambivalence.” She then examines the theories of Trotsky, Mao and Sartre, and finally the “economic reality and dialectics of liberation in the 1960s-1970s revolts in Africa, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Includes an introduction by Erich Fromm and additional material from her work in the 1980s. 372 pgs.
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Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution   Univ. of Illinois Press: Urbana and Chicago, 1991. (First edition was Humanities Press: Atlantic Highlands, NJ 1983.) Hoping the women’s liberation movement would delve into theory, Dunayevskaya introduced Luxemburg’s then-unknown feminist dimension. The book also includes a critique of Luxemburg’s theories of accumulation of capital—a matter still hotly contested today. The second section gives highlights of the history of the women’s movement “as revolutionary force and reason;” the third revisits Marx from his earliest to last works, including his Critique of the Gotha Program, which the author sees pointing a direction for our time. Includes a forward by Adrienne Rich. 280 pgs.
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Women’s Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution: Reaching for the Future   Wayne State Univ. Press: Detroit, 1996. (First edition was Humanities Press: Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 1985.) The last book edited by Dunayevskaya, this collection of short pieces about women’s thought and activity, mostly from the 1950s to the 1980s, reveals the development of her own thinking into the philosophy of Marxist-Humanism. It takes up miners’ wives and women in the work force, African-American women from slavery to the feminist movement, and women in revolts and revolutions in Russia, Iran, Portugal, Poland, China and more. Good book for classes on feminism as well as for seeing her philosophy in action. 312 pgs.
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Pamphlets

The Coal Miners’ General Strike of 1949-50 and the Birth of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.: A 1980s View   Co-author: Andy Phillips. 1984. Story of the workers’ self-organization, plus Dunayevskaya’s 1983 essay, “The Emergence of a New Movement from Practice that is Itself a Form of Theory.” Includes correspondence with C. L. R. James and Grace Lee Boggs. 45 pages.
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Marx’s Capital and Today’s Global Crisis   1978. Contains the four chapters on Capital from her book Marxism and Freedom along with new critiques of Ernest Mandel (“Today’s Epigones Who Try to Truncate Marx’s Capital”) and Tony Cliff (“Tony Cliff Reduces Lenin’s Theory to ‘Uncanny Intuition'”), and a preface by the Scottish Marxist-Humanist Harry McShane. 108 pgs. 8 1/2″ x 11″ photocopy.
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Nationalism, Communism, Marxist Humanism and the Afro-Asian Revolutions   1984 ed. Dunayevskaya’s 1961 summing up of the Third World Revolutions to date and the pitfalls that awaited them: the world market and politics, bureaucratization, and ideas ranging from Pan Africanism to Trotskyism. Includes her 1984 introduction taking up the recent revolutions in Iran and Grenada. 34 pgs.
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Outline of Marx’s Capital   Photocopy of 1979 republication. Instructional guide written in 1946 to accompany classes on Capital she was teaching. The 1979 republication includes a table that gives the page numbers in the Kerr edition of Capital that Dunayevskaya cites alongside the corresponding page numbers in the Vintage and Penguin editions. (Please note: Dunayevskaya did not consider this guide to be her definitive word on Capital. She recommended that users of the guide also consult the four chapters on Capital in her 1958 book, Marxism and Freedom). 59 pg. photocopy.
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The Philosophic Moment of Marxist-Humanism: Two Historic-Philosophic Writings by Raya Dunayevskaya   By Raya Dunayevskaya. 1989. Her 1953 Letters on Hegel’s Absolutes, in which she discerns a dual movement from theory and from practice, plus her final writing, a draft of a presentation on organization and philosophy. 52 pgs.
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25 Years of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.: A history of worldwide revolutionary developments   1980. Dunayevskaya’s review of organizational and journalistic activity 1955 to 1980. 26 pgs.
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Working Women for Freedom   1976. By Angela Terrano, Marie Dignan, and Mary Holmes, plus an appendix by Dunayevskaya, “Women as Thinkers and as Revolutionaries.” 56 pgs.
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Posthumous Collection

The Power of Negativity: Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx by Raya Dunayevskaya   2002. Edited by Peter Hudis and Kevin B. Anderson. This collection starts with her 1953 philosophic breakthrough on the contemporary meaning of Hegel’s Absolutes: two letters she termed “the birth of Marxist-Humanism” and returned to throughout her life in order to plumb dialectics in many fora. (Electronic copies of the 1953 letters—“Letters on Hegel’s Absolutes, May 12 and 20, 1953”—are also available on the Marxist-Humanist Archives page.). It includes her notes on some of Hegel’s major works; correspondence with Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Charles Denby, and others; talks and essays on the dialectic at work in contemporary mass movements for freedom; and commentary on the dialectic in the works of Marx, Lenin, Fanon, Lukacs, Korsch, and others. 432 pgs.
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Please note: MHI does not entirely agree with the selections, editing, and introduction of this collection.


Foreign-Language Editions

Rosa Luxemburgo, la liberación femenina y la filosofía de la revolución   1985. Spanish edition of Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution. México, D. F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica. 429 pgs.
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Russian edition of Marxism and Freedom   2011. Moscow: Praxis Research and Educational Center. 482 pgs.
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Dos Ensayos por Raya Dunayevskaya   1989. This pamphlet includes Dunayevskaya’s introduction to the Spanish edition of Marxism and Freedom and “Una vision post II Guerra Mundial del humanismo de Marx, 1843-1883. Humanismo marxista 1950s-1980s,” a translation of a 1987 essay. 25 pgs.
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El Humanismo de Marx en la actualidad   1965. Spanish translation of Dunayevskaya’s essay, “Marx’s Humanism Today,” in Socialist Humanism: An International Symposium, edited by Erich Fromm. This pamphlet is a reprint of the translation published in the Spanish edition of the Fromm collection. 16 pgs.
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All four of Dunayevskaya’s books are published in Spanish and some in are German, French, Italian, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Czech, and Japanese. Several pamphlets are also available in Farsi. To inquire about purchasing any foreign editions or pamphlets not listed above, please contact us.

 


Archives of Marxist-Humanism

Our website now features a page of Archives of Marxist-Humanism. It contains various writings by Raya Dunayevskaya and others. More material will be added in the future.

The full archive of Dunayevskaya’s works, The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection–some 17,000 pages in addition to her books, audios and videos–is housed in Wayne State University’s Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit, MI 48202. The Guide to the Collection is available here, and the papers are on sale on microfilm from Wayne State. The Collection is now digitized here. Paper copies of the Guide and Supplemental Guide to the Collection are available from MHI upon special request.

Dunayevskaya’s books are not digitized; they are available for purchase on this page along with some of her pamphlets and some writings by others.


 

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