[OPE-L:7355] [OPE-L:885] Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 18:05:15 -0400 (EDT)

An announcement for a somewhat different kind of book on Marx.
In solidarity, Jerry

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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:47:13 -0400
From: Anthony Arnove <arnove@igc.org>
Subject: (MARX) New Book: Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn

New from South End Press

Marx in Soho:=20
A Play on History
Howard Zinn

Don't you wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?

In this witty and insightful "play on history", Howard Zinn brings Karl Marx
literally back to life to address a contemporary audience in Soho.

Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear
his name. Through a bureaucratic error, however, Marx is sent to Soho in New
York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.

Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of
society, and his passion for radical change and the relevance of Marx's ideas
for today.

Activist and historian Howard Zinn is the author of A People's History of the
United States and emeritus professor at Boston University. He is the recipient
of the Eugene V. Debs and Lannan Foundation awards.

Praise for Marx in Soho

"An imaginative critique of our society's hypocrisies and injustices, and an
entertaining, vivid portrait of Karl Marx as a voice of humanitarion justice -
which is perhaps the best way to remember him." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A cleverly imagined call to reconsider socialist theory...Zinn's point is
well made; his passion for history melds with his political vigor to
make this a memorable effort and a lucid primer for readers
desiring a succinct, dramatized review of Marxism." -- Publishers Weekly

"Even in heaven it seems, Karl Marx is a troublemaker. But in the deft and
loving hands of activist/author/historian Howard Zinn, the historical
figure...is also a father, a husband and a futurist possessing a
grand sense of humor." -- ForeWord

"A witty delight that will engage both new and old acquaintances of the
Marxian corpus....even conservatives will find Zinn's [book]...an intelligent
and diverting read. Recommended for academic and public libraries alike." -=
Library Journal

"Zinn has written a wonderful play that people should read, perform and use."
-- Socialist Worker

$12 paper ISBN 0-89608-593-7
88 pages

To order, call 1-800-533-8478 or send the form below to SEP, 7 Brookline
#1, Cambridge MA 02139-4146 USA. Desk, exam, and review copy requests
should be faxed on letterhead to 617-547-1333.
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