Rosa Luxemburg: The biography — by J.P. Nettl, with a new “Introduction: Luxemburg in Our Time” by Peter Hudis, New paperback from Verso Books.
No translation has yet appeared.
“In this time of crisis, it is urgent and a pleasure to study Rosa Luxemburg’s life and work. She was a rigorous and creative Marxist theoretician, a strategist and leader, and a revolutionary so passionate about human freedom that she fairly marches off the page. We are lucky to have John P. Nettl’s essential biography newly available.” — Sarah Leonard
“Rosa Luxemburg’s life and work, brought fully to life in J.P. Nettl’s biography, reminds us that political acumen, human desire, revolution, and vividness of feeling are all related. Rosa looked upon radical politics as a means of living life fully. She wanted everything: marriage and children, books and music, walks on a summer evening and the revolution, personal happiness and social justice, sex and art, democracy and working-class politics. She is an example for our time: a revolutionary socialist, Jewish, immigrant woman, who reminds us most fully what human beings need to feel human.” — Vivian Gornick