Category Archives: The Americas

Indomitable (310/415/455/485)

This is a useful discussion of the Communist Manifesto from a book review by Terry Eagleton at

“Indomitable” (excerpts) by Terry Eagleton

In 1976, a good many people in the West thought that Marxism had a reasonable case to argue. By 1986, most of them no longer felt that way. What had happened in the meanwhile? Were these people now buried under a pile of toddlers? Had Marxism been unmasked as bogus by some world-shaking new research? Had someone stumbled on a lost manuscript by Marx confessing that it was all a joke?

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Alejo Carpentier, The Kingdom of this World (Cuba 1949) 978-0374530112

Eduardo Galeano, The Open Veins of Latin America (Uruguay 1971) 978-0853459910

Patrícia Galvão, Industrial Park (Brazil 1933) 978-0803270411

Federico Gamboa, Santa (Mexico 1900) 978-0807871072

Sesshu Foster, Atomik Aztex (Aztlan 2005) 978-0872864405


Horatio Alger, Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York With the Boot Blacks 978-0451469595 [alt: Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward]

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth 978-0199538102 [alt: Frank Norris, McTeague]

Meridel Le Sueur, The Girl 978-0975348659 [alt: William Attaway, Blood on the Forge]

Chester Himes, A Rage in Harlem 978-0679720409 [alt: ?]

Charles Taylor, Opening Wednesday at a Drive-in or Theater Near You 978-1632868183