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Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (Translation/Transnation)

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ISBN-13: 978-0691122601
ISBN-10: 0691122601
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"[A] bold venture into relatively unexplored terrain. Poetry of the Revolution is an intelligent and informative work, offering by far the best survey of its subject now available."--Kheya Bag, New Left Review

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"From Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto down to the avant-garde theatre of the present, the manifesto is, as Martin Puchner demonstrates in this dazzling, brilliantly original, and deeply learned book, 'an act of self-foundation and self-creation,' unique in its exhortation to action, not by means of lofty principles but through its artistic form. In its fusion of the political and the poetic as they coexist in twentieth-century movements from Futurism to Situationism, Poetry of the Revolution is one of the few indispensable studies of the avant-garde. In a very crowded field, it stands out, quite simply, as a classic."--Marjorie Perloff, author of The Futurist Moment and The Vienna Paradox

"Martin Puchner navigates masterfully through the complex interactions between political and aesthetic manifestos. His account of the past, however, is also a call to renew and continue the work of manifestos in the future."--Michael Hardt, coauthor of Empire and Multitude

"Poetry of the Revolution is remarkable for its breadth of scholarship and its poised, authoritative style. It will stand for a long time as an authoritative history and elegant reinterpretation of the manifesto form. Few scholars have sustained a close and equal attention to the historical and formal trajectories of both the political manifesto and the aesthetic manifesto. Puchner does so with great scholarly brio, not only tracing the afterlife of the Communist Manifesto as a world text and a generic pioneer, but also bringing his considerable learning to bear on the forms and fates of a great number of avant-garde manifestos, from 1909 to 1999."--Jed Esty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, author of A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England

"Martin Puchner has written a finely detailed, comparative, and well-researched history of the art manifesto in the twentieth century. Poetry of the Revolution makes an important contribution to our understanding of the place of the manifesto in modern culture, and it will be of considerable use not only to students of modern literature but also to students of twentieth-century art more generally."--Vincent Pecora, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Nations and Identities

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  • Series: Translation/Transnation
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691122601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691122601
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,621,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The real history of the communist manifesto goes back to the early modern and the prophetic mysticism of Munzer and Winstanley, and Marx/Engels must have sensed this.
This is a curiously apt discussion and history of the famous Communist Manifesto of Marx/Engels. The notion of the 'poetry of the revolution' springs from the classic 18th Brumaire written in the wake of the failed revolutions of 1848. The idea springs to life in the way Marc criticizes the 1848 revolutions as being stuck in the past, attempted imitations of the French Revolution. The notion is really a demand to project a poesis or creativity in the revolutionary future. Here the curiously significant connection with art manifestos such as the manifesto of Futurism puts the exclamation mark to the need to transcend revolutionary dynamics with a creative action that realizes a real future as an aesthetic challenge to mechanics, and the exposure of the false present as a zombie of mechanized 'faces/persons'.
Although I only became aware of this book after writing Toward a New Communist Manifesto (Amazon/John Landon) it expresses well the idea that the marxist left is in danger of making the same mistake seen by Marx in the period 1848. The left is looking backward at the creative manifestations of the early internationale. But history is in motion and at the end of capitalism a futurist vision of its successor must be more than Marx shibboleths and be able to bring an aesthetic in the real sense of praxis as 'poesis' to the creative future.
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It is a book written in a clear manner and at the same time very emotional. Linking manifest form to the content of the vanguards and visceversa. I miss the presence of Benjamin, whose notion of the avant-garde runs through his work. Either way, Puchner worth.
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