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Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh’s books include a forthcoming scholarly monograph on Karl Marx’s philosophy of art, the novel The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc (Giramondo, 2017), the collection of short stories Transactions (UQP, 2013), and the collection of poems Ashes in the Air (2011, UQP). He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

Ali Alizadeh reviews 'Reading Marx' by Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, and Agon Hamza

September 2018, no. 404 23 August 2018
According to one of Karl Marx’s most quoted formulations, history always repeats itself twice, first as tragedy, then as farce. One may see the famous – and, of course, infamous – nineteenth-century German radical according to his own schema. We may imagine the severe, thickly bearded founder of dialectical materialism as a modern, tragic reincarnation of the historical figure of the revolut ... (read more)