PL EN


2016 | 71 | 4 | 316 – 327
Article title

EPIC OR TRAGEDY? KARL MARX AND POETIC FORM IN THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Although The Communist Manifesto of 1848 was clearly not intended as a work of poetry, this article considers the merits of reading it according to the aesthetic criteria of epic poetry and of tragedy respectively. Following a brief treatment of the role of poetry in Karl Marx’s evolution as a philosopher and critic, the article then speculates that the identification of certain poetic themes in the text can aid our understanding of the Manifesto’s political meaning, particularly in light of the “dialectical Prometheanism” that played such a defining role in Marx’s intellectual and political universe.
Year
Volume
71
Issue
4
Pages
316 – 327
Physical description
Contributors
author
  • Department of British and American Language and Culture, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.cejsh-38ac528e-9321-494e-b015-4b8f14d8e568
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.