ARE YOU fed up of Fairy-Tale Princesses waiting to be saved? And DO YOU want some decent heroines who aren’t so well behaved? WHAT IF we gave the Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Some BRAND NEW Happy-Ever-Afters… and an up-to-date rewrite! Our story starts, dear reader, about five years ago when my daughter looked like this: Quite little, … Read More
Luxemburg’s discussion of credit under monopoly capitalism is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why the capitalist economy crashed in 2007-2008 and why it will crash again. Her unrelenting opposition to imperial war and disgust with those who call themselves socialist yet support such wars is an inspiration… Counterpunch
Red Rosa by Kate Evans is a work of flat out brilliance; a fuller story of a great life than I’d thought to see. Rosa’s mighty spirit and towering intellect – both much in evidence as she took on Lenin, no less, over the nationalist question – shine through every page… Steel City scribblings.
Evans’ account pays close attention to the social milieu within which Luxemburg operated, along with the political debates that she took part in. I was especially impressed by her presentation of her (and Marx’s) ideas about commodities, class relations, and the contradictions of capitalism. Her book also does a fine job… New Politics.
Red Rosa is extensively researched and presents the public and private Luxemburg in her own words, taken from her works and letters. It highlights how her thinking on economics was far ahead of its time. Long before the terms “military industrial complex” and “globalisation” were coined, Luxemburg talked about a… Jewish Chronicle.
This superb graphic novel not only succeeds in telling the life story of the Marxist theorist and revolutionary socialist, Rosa Luxemburg, but also manages to advance many of the central tenants behind her beliefs in a clear and concise manner. She was born to a Jewish family in Poland… The Crack Magazine
Luxemburg sought to “affect people like a clap of thunder” in a political landscape where revolution competed with reform. An obvious question when approaching a new book on Luxemburg is whether her activism still speaks to us today. After reading Kate Evans’ new graphic novel, Red Rosa, the answer is clearly yes… Beyond Chron.
“There’s only one tiny, limping, Jewish girl spreading the socialist word,” Rosa Luxemburg’s Polish comrades tell her in Kate Evans’s graphic biography, Red Rosa. Rosa Luxemburg’s Jewishness, her gender, her astounding intellect and independence, even her limp, all served to make her notorious among her political enemies; they also made… Bookslut.com
The People’s Shortlist of must-read inspiring books 1) The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell. 2) Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg – Kate Evans. 3) The Moth Snowstorm – Michael McCarthy. 4) Orison for a Curlew – Horatio Clare. 5) 23 Things they Don’t Tell you About Capitalism – Ha Joon Chang… Caroline Lucas
Red Rosa has 23 pages of doubled-columned scholarly notes at the back of the book explaining the basis of virtually every dialogue balloon and every panel of narrative. When you read Red Rosa, flipping between the notes and the narrative, it feels like a hologram of ideas because you see… artsjournal.com
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