Alexander Bogdanov Library (Historical Materialism Series at Brill)

The Historical Materialism Book Series at Brill has initiated a project to publish ten volumes of English translations of the major theoretical and polemical works of the Russian Social-Democrat, Alexander Bogdanov (Alexander A. Malinovsky, 1873-1928). Continue reading


New Book: James White, Red Hamlet: The Life and Ideas of Alexander Bogdanov

Red Hamlet: The Life and Ideas of Alexander Bogdanov
Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume: 172
Author: James White

From the publisher: “In this first full-length biography of Alexander Bogdanov, James D. White traces the intellectual development of this key socialist thinker, situating his ideas in the context of the Russian revolutionary movement. He examines the part Bogdanov played in the origins of Bolshevism, his role in the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 and his conflict with Lenin, which lasted into Soviet times. The book examines in some detail Bogdanov’s intellectual legacy, which, though deliberately obscured and distorted by his adversaries, was considerable and is of lasting significance. Bogdanov was an original and influential interpreter of Marx. He had a mastery of many spheres of knowledge, this expertise being employed in writing his chief theoretical work Tectology, which anticipates modern systems theory.”


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New Book: Jutta Scherrer, Daniela Steila Gor’kij-Bogdanov e la scuola di Capri 

Gor’kij-Bogdanov e la scuola di Capri
Una corrispondenza inedita (1908-1911)
a cura di: Jutta Scherrer, Daniela Steila

COLLANA: Studi Storici Carocci (276)
ISBN: 9788843063857

Italian translations of letters between Bogdanov and Gorky from 1908-1911 published by Carocci. Russian originals will be published in Russia at some point in the future (not yet clear when).  Continue reading

New Issue of STASIS Journal (“Antiquity and Modernity of Soviet Marxism”) Is Out

 You can read the issue online here. Evgeni V. Pavlov’s essay on Plekhanov and Bogdanov in that issues is here.

Rare Bogdanov Photos

Some rare Bogdanov photos courtesy of Simona Poustilnik – see below. Continue reading

Bogdanov Library 8: Cover and Series Page

UPDATE: Volume 8 is available in print – buy here.

Bogdanov Library 8 (The Philosophy of Living Experience) has a cover and a new series page set up by Brill for all items from Bogdanov Library – see here.

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Volume Eight – The Philosophy of Living Experience – Out in November 2015

David Rowley’s translation of The Philosophy of Living Experience (Volume 8 of Alexander Bogdanov Library) is scheduled to appear later in the Fall of 2015 as Volume 111 of Historical Materialism series. Rejoice! 



Bogdanov, “What is Karl Marx?” (Molecular Red Reader)

 You can find a new translation of a short piece by Bogdanov in Molecular Red Reader (Verso) available online to accompany McKenzie Wark’s new book. Continue reading