[OPE-L] The Absolute Boot

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Dec 31 2007 - 08:53:41 EST

From hegel-marx group. / In solidarity, Jerry

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In 1844 a German journalist named
Friedrich Ludwig Lindner wrote a
satirical two-act play about
Hegel's Phenomenology called *The
Absolute Boot, or, The Journeyman
Cobbler Steeped in Hegel's
Philosophy*. This play has been
translated into English by
Lawrence S. Stepelevich,
prominent Hegel scholar and former
editor of The Owl of

It was performed to much acclaim at the Trent
University meeting of
the Hegel Society of America.

Gegensatz Press will publish Stepelevich's translation of *The
Absolute  Boot* on January 4, 2008. The book will contain
parallel German and English texts of the play, as well as
Stepelevich's introduction to the history of the play and

The book will soon be available on Amazon.com, or, for
service, you may purchase it directly from the
The URL is


Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S.

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