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user-inactivated  ·  1339 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski's intermittent, inconsistent, posted whenever, by whoever, bookthread

I've progressed 100ish more pages into Das Kapital. The going is starting to pick up. Or, at least, I'm starting to 'get' his writing style enough that I can pick up more frequently how very sassy Marx was.

rjw  ·  1332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh god, the sass is strong. "Bourgeois economists" and so on. What page are you on? I'm at about page 800. Still haven't really read any accompanying material. I feel like it's almost entirely going over my head.

user-inactivated  ·  1332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm on page 308 of the Fowkes translation, although I've read considerably more pages than that if you count the ones I've reread. :)

I definitely understand the feeling that it is going right over. I already know I'm going to end up rereading this fucker at some point. I've read a couple of different discourses / texts on dialectics from Marxists at this point, but to be honest, I don't really feel like they've helped me. A lot of the time I find I realize I've lost the contradictions he was working with and end up having to go back.