Synopses & Reviews
Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left
offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive and original interpretation of French left-wing politics over the past 150 years.
“A well-informed and persuasive reinterpretation of the old French Left that is now receding beyond recall, except for historians.”—Times Literary Supplement
This is a very interesting collection of topics that centers on critical methodologies and the central problems of medieval alterity.
About the Author
Evelyn Birge Vitz is Professor of French and director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at New York University, and has published widely on medieval and renaissance literature and literary theory.