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Jenseits der Wasser By John Henry Mackay
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John Henry Mackay’s only volume of translations is a unique showcase of his poetic talent. Although he claimed to be only concerned not to present already translated poems, he nevertheless had... More > to make choices, and they reveal themes with obvious appeal to himself. Nor did he go for the easy-to-do. His choices are challenging and he attacks them with the vigor of his youthful age. Although the result is as uneven as could be expected, he sometimes achieves minor masterpieces of literal translation that rival the example of Longfellow, while at other times he seems to use the original poem as mere inspiration for his own flights of fancy. In all cases, the results are well worth reading - for their insights into the human condition and the world of the 19th century, as well as into the personality of this fascinating German writer with the Scottish name.< Less
The Imagined World By John Henry Mackay
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Mackay’s posthumously published final novel brings us another memorable character in Ludwig Behrendt. Although a successful businessman, he is haunted by a youthful indiscretion until the... More > unexpected arrival of a visitor from his past brings about drastic changes in his life. The novel illustrates, both negatively and positively, ideas of the 19th century German philosopher Max Stirner. But in all the challenges Behrendt has to face, he remains a believable personality whose strength is also his weakness. For admirers of Stirner this novel is a must read. But its many literary levels can be enjoyed by all. It is a fascinating blend of story-telling and philosophy brought to life.< Less
The Imagined World By John Henry Mackay
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Mackay’s final, posthumously published novel brings us another memorable character in Ludwig Behrendt. Although a successful businessman, he is haunted by a youthful indiscretion until the... More > unexpected arrival of a visitor from his past brings about drastic changes in his life. The novel illustrates, both negatively and positively, ideas of the 19th century German philosopher Max Stirner. But in all the challenges Behrendt has to face, he remains a believable personality whose strength is also his weakness. For admirers of Stirner this novel is a must read. But its many literary levels can be enjoyed by all. It is a fascinating blend of story-telling and philosophy brought to life.< Less
Die Anarchisten By John Henry Mackay
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Auf keinem Gebiet des sozialen Lebens herrscht heute eine heillosere Verworrenheit, eine naivere Oberflächlichkeit, eine gefahrdrohendere Unkenntnis, als auf dem des Anarchismus. Das Wort an und... More > für sich wirkt bereits wie das Schwenken eines roten Tuches – in blinder Wut stürzen die meisten darauf los, ohne sich Zeit zu ruhiger Prüfung und Überlegung zu lassen. Sie werden auch dieses Werk zerfetzen, ohne es verstanden zu haben. Mich werden ihre Stöße nicht treffen. — London und die Ereignisse des Spätjahres 1887 haben mir als Hintergrund meines Gemäldes gedient. John Henry Mackay Mackays berühmtestes Werk! „DIE ANARCHISTEN sind eines der konsequentesten radikalen Bücher, die jemals geschrieben wurden.“ Liberty, Boston< Less
From My Life By Hubert Kennedy
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This is the frank, unvarnished biography of an unlikely polymath. Alas, the story ends just as his life begins to show promise. But what is here is surprisingly entertaining, with intriguing hints of... More > what-might-have-been. In it we see the well-known progression from an idealistic youth through painful frustrations to a realistic maturity—in this case ending with the dawning of a final satisfying egoism. There are numerous illustrations.< Less
Reading Gay History By Hubert Kennedy
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Reading Gay History is a selection of essays and book reviews written over the past quarter century that were originally published in various popular and scholarly journals. The essays are mostly... More > biographical. They, and the book reviews, reflect the author’s research and interest in figures from the “gay liberation” movement, especially in Germany, from the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century.< Less
Black Bootee By Clair Francis Norman
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Who doesn’t enjoy a good mystery? But prepare yourself for a real treat, for Black Bootee is unlike any other mystery you have read. The convoluted plot itself is enough to tie you into a... More > Gordian knot of sleuthing. But it is the characters—the characters!—who will enthrall you. The cast is one such as you have never read about nor seen before. They are brave and bold, they are cowardly and devious—and you will love every twist and turn of their minds (and bodies). Good and bad lose all distinction in this original and absorbing “tale of treachery and double-dealing” (to quote the subtitle). The plot is woven so carefully and painstakingly that you know the author must have drawn maps to keep track of his characters’ movements. You will be tempted to do the same when some sequence of events appears not just unlikely, but downright impossible. And yet, everything works out as the implausible becomes possible and the mysteries are solved down to the last detail (well, almost).< Less
Negation of the Negation By Hubert Kennedy
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This collection of articles dealing with the mathematical manuscripts of Karl Marx analyzes in particular Marx’s view of the derivative and the differential. His approach to these basic... More > concepts of differential calculus is seen to be a model application of the dialectical principle of the negation of the negation. The small volume also contains portraits of Marx and Engels along with several historians of mathematics involved with the publication and discussion of the manuscripts.< Less
Reading John Henry Mackay By Hubert Kennedy
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This is a volume of selected essays discussing publications by the German writer John Henry Mackay (1864-1933), poet, novelist, anarchist, and boy-lover.
DIE LETZTE PFLICHT und ALBERT SCHNELLS UNTERGANG By John Henry Mackay
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John Henry Mackays „Geschichte in zweien“ Die letzte Pflicht (1893) und Albert Schnells Untergang (1895) ist der literarischen Bewegung des Naturalismus verpflichtet und zugleich ein... More > charakteristisches Stück Mackayscher Prosa. Als negatives Beispiel illustriert der pommersche Dorfschullehrer Albert Schnell Mackays Philosphie eines individualistischen Anarchismus und wird zugleich als ein Mensch in seiner Eigenart lebendig. Der erste Teil, eine „Geschichte ohne Handlung“, schildert eindringlich zwei Tage im Leben eines Mannes, der eigentlich gar kein Leben lebt. Mackay läßt den Leser mitfühlen mit diesem unbedeutenden Mann, für den es keine Hoffnung gibt. Dies wird besonders deutlich im zweiten Teil der Geschichte. Schnell hat alle „Tugenden“ einer verlogenen Gesellschaft verinnerlicht und muß erleben, wie diese Tugenden sich gegen ihn wenden. Er weiß, wie er sich seinem Schicksal entgegenstellen könnte, doch seine Schwäche hindert ihn daran. Sein Untergang wird unausweichlich.< Less