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In brief

(July 1973)

From International Socialism (1st series), No. 60, July 1973, p. 26.
Transcribed by Christian Høgsbjerg, with thanks to Paul Blackledge.
Marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Pelican Books and Allen Lane have announced a Marx Library, whose first volume appeared on 26 May. The whole of Marx’s Grundrisse in English for the first time is no mean start, especially at £1.00. For those many readers who may well buy this book but not read it, Peter Binns will be doing a long review in a forthcoming issue of IS. One odd facet of this publication venture is that the paperback has come out before the hardcover edition, which must prove something.

Church publications don’t usually get a puff here, but exception must be made for Jonathan Power’s The New Proletarians (British Council of Churches, Community and Race Relations Unit, 10p), a crisp account of the situation of immigrant workers in Europe. Available, like anything else, through IS Books.

Pluto Press’s summer list includes Sheila Rowbotham’s Hidden from History, which I’m told contains the political conclusions that were missing from her Allen Lane book Women, Resistance and Revolution. Also a study by Werner Thonnessen on the German women’s movements 1863–1933, an illustrated study of torture and political persecution in Turkey by Jane Cousins, a reprint of Lifshitz’s The Philosophy of Art of Karl Marx, and a pamphlet on The Politics of Homosexuality by Don Milligan. All these were announced for June, though no date has been set for what may prove to be Pluto’s best-seller, a workers’ handbook on health and safety at work, edited by Pat Kinnersly.

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