Vpered group registered as a literary group in 1910 and proceeded to publish three newspapers/journals during its existence from 1910 to 1917 when it officially announced its merger with mezhraiontsy [межрайонцы] in a newspaper called… Vpered. Yes, those who study various Social-Democratic periodicals know the problem – many newspapers or occasional journals have similar or […]
One of the earlier attempts at a complete bibliography of Bogdanov’s works, not as comprehensive (I think) as this one, is available in open access here. And can also be downloaded as a PDF. The bibliographic essay is short and in French (as are all the annotations) but the list is quite good and contains […]
A couple of these images are well-known but here are all the photos from that ‘session’ taken from the official Soviet photo book that documented and published all images of Lenin that were available (and a note on others that were present but not published due to quality issues or other reasons).
The full history of Vpered group is yet to be written. A ‘traditional’ (Leninist) account is based on Lenin’s interpretation of the split between his supporters and ‘left Bolsheviks’ in the summer of 1909. One can see this interpretation in the very phraseology of Bolsheviks versus Vperedists. Soviet historiography tended to see Lenin’s struggle against […]
I’d like to recommend this essay – The Stofflichkeit of the Universe: Alexander Bogdanov and the Soviet Avant-Garde – from e-flux journal written by Maria Chehonadskih. It is an original discussion not only of the Soviet avant-grade but, most interestingly, also of Bogdanov’s empiriomonist ideas – these are made relevant to contemporary conversations and presented in […]
I have recently re-read this particular essay by Lars Lih and revisited the debate between Lars Lih and John Marot (among a few other things) – so I wanted to post a link to this text. Enjoy! In the essay presented below, I describe a consensus view shared among a variety of revolutionary Social Democrats […]
With permission from the author, I wanted to share this dissertation by Giulia Rispoli that deals with Bogdanov’s tektology in the context of later research in cybernetics in US and USSR. If you read Italian, this is a very engaging discussion of the issues + a good bibliography of related works.