Biographies of and works about Rosa Luxemburg - reading guide

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Rosa Luxemburg speaks with banner of F. Lassalle

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of and works about Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) with considerable reference to her politics in chronological order. No works by Luxemburg except in edited collections or extracts.

Submitted by jondwhite on December 19, 2018


Rosa Luxemburg (1919) Clara Zetkin

(Bolshevik)
https://www.marxists.org/archive/zetkin/1919/05/junius.htm


Hands off Rosa Luxemburg (1932) Leon Trotsky

(Bolshevik - Trotskyist)
https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1932/06/luxemberg.htm


Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Work (1940) Paul Frolich

(Academic)
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8410268M/Rosa_Luxemburg_-_Her_Life_and_Work


Rosa Luxemburg (London, 1959)
Tony Cliff

(Trotskyist - SWP Britain)
https://www.marxists.org/archive/cliff/works/1969/rosalux/index.htm

Rosa Luxemburg: The Biography (1962/1966/1969/2019) John Peter Nettl
(Author)
https://libcom.org/library/rosa-luxemburg-biography
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL4651097W
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/120792/rosa-luxemburg-by-jp-nettl/9781788731676/
The leading biography.


Rosa Luxemburg; A Reappraisal (London, 1975) Lelio Basso, D. Parmee (trans.)

(Leninist)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL4850412W/Rosa_Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg: A Life (1987) Elzbieta Ettinger
(Academic)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL8452815W/Rosa_Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary for Our Times (1981/1987) Stephen Eric Bronner
(Academic)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2003158W

Rosa Luxemburg: A Life for the International (Berg Women's) (1989) Richard Abraham
()
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL4794959W/Rosa_Luxemburg


Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution (Illinois, USA, 1991) Raya Dunayevskaya

()
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL3261431W/Rosa_Luxemburg_women's_liberation_and_Marx's_philosophy_of_revolution


Rosa Luxemburg and the Noble Dream (New York: Peter Lang, 1996) Donald Shephardson

()
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1117898M/Rosa_Luxemburg_and_the_noble_dream

Rosa Luxemburg (2000)
Mathilde Jacob

(Leninist - German Communist Party)
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8283593M/Rosa_Luxemburg
This translation is by Hans Fernbach, who knew Mathilde Jacob as a family friend in Berlin; it is introduced by David Fernbach

A Rebel’s Guide to Rosa Luxemburg (Bookmarks, 2007) Judy Cox
(Trotskyist - SWP Britain later Counterfire)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL21430443W/Rebels_Guide_to_Rosa_Luxemburg_A?edition=

Rosa Luxemburg (2008) Harry Harmer
(Anarchist?)
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL12294906M/Rosa_Luxemburg_(Life_Times)

Rosa Luxemburg, or: The Price of Freedom (2008) Jörn Schütrumpf
()
https://libcom.org/library/rosa-luxemburg-or-price-freedom
https://www.rosalux.de/fileadmin/rls_uploads/pdfs/Themen/Rosa_Luxemburg/Rosalux-en.pdf
This book originally appeared in German in 2006 and was re-published in 2018 in a third, revised edition. The English translation by Natascha Mueller-Hirth was published in 2008. Physical copies are available for purchase from the Karl Dietz Verlag.

A Rebel’s Guide to Rosa Luxemburg (Bookmarks, 2011) Sally Campbell
(Trotskyist - SWP Britain)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL21462444W/Rebel%27s_Guide_to_Rosa_Luxemburg?edition=

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg (2015) Norman Geras
(Academic - Trotskyist - IMG turned Eustonite)
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL3739631W/The_legacy_of_Rosa_Luxemburg

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography (2015) Kate Evans and Paul Buhle
(Academic)
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL27195887M/Red_Rosa

The complete works of Rosa Luxemburg, volume 1: economic writings 1 (2014) Peter Hudis
(Academic)
https://libcom.org/library/complete-works-rosa-luxemburg-volume-1-economic-writings-1

Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism, Imperialism and the Post colonial (2018) New formations 94: Autumn 2018
()

Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal (2018) Jon Nixon
(Academic / author)
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL28295283M/Rosa_Luxemburg_and_the_Struggle_for_Democratic_Renewal

Rosa Luxemburg (Critical Lives) (2020) Dana Mills
Trotskyist
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL21909193W/Rosa_Luxemburg?edition=

Rosa Luxemburg: Living and Thinking the Revolution (2021) Frank Jacob

Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Marxist at the Limits of Marxism (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms) (2021) Michael Brie and Jörn Schütrumpf
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL27405681W/

German


Rosa Luxemburg: Eine Biography (1996) Annelies Laschitza

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL567798M/Im_Lebensrausch_trotz_alledem


Rosa Luxemburg (1986 film) Margarethe Von Trotta

https://rosaluxemburgblog.wordpress.com/researchers/

https://rosaluxemburgblog.wordpress.com/bibliography-and-resources/

Audio
https://libcom.org/library/rosa-luxemburgs-legacy

Comments

jondwhite

4 years 2 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by jondwhite on March 25, 2020

Some more works here
https://www.transform-network.net/blog/article/on-rosa-luxemburg-the-most-recent-publications/

R Totale

3 years 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by R Totale on November 22, 2020

And another new one: http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789143270 Not sure that "academic" is the best classification for the Red Rosa graphic novel, but then I don't think I've actually read it myself.