Re: (OPE-L) Blake's _Elements of Marxian Economic Theory and its Criticism_ now online

From: Paul Bullock (paulbullock@EBMS-LTD.CO.UK)
Date: Tue Oct 07 2003 - 11:09:13 EDT


thanks for this.... why then are these MSS still MSS?  can they not be
archived on the Web? What are they like? Blake, read many yaesr ago, seemed
to hold a sort of underconsumptionist view of that your interp?.


Paul Bullock.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rakesh Bhandari" <rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU>
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: (OPE-L) Blake's _Elements of Marxian Economic Theory and its
Criticism_ now online

> >Jerry,
> >
> >thanks for this I've been trying to get a copy for years. and have
> >to do with old fotocopies.. in UK its more difficult. Can you tell
> >me anything about Blake and his rel with Coontz? or/and others
> >
> Off the top of my head: Born William J Blech in the US, Blake worked
> as a reporter on Wall Street and in finance. Claimed to have kept up
> with the development of Marxian theory during his after work hours,
> he wrote his textbook in 1939. He married the novelist Christina
> Stead who drew on both Blake and Grossmann in her fiction. Became
> good friends with Grossmann  , and visited him in Leipzig in 1949.
> Stead and Blake moved to the UK after WWII. Seem to have endured
> poverty. Coontz met Blake, and the latter wrote a intro to Coontz's
> book on Productive Labor.  I am in possession of two unpublished mss
> by Blake--a long book on the theory and history of imperialism and an
> introduction to Marxian theory. Grossmann turned over some of his
> writings to Blake (his Sternberg and Borkenau critiques, some book
> reviews, an early essay on economic crisis--which Paul Zarembka has
> published), but Blake seems not to have found a publisher
> Rakesh
> >Thanks
> >
> >paul Bullock
> >

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