Love Poems of Karl Marx
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Since Marxism has now become a formidable institution. and since Marx's genius was expressed in political philosophy and the "dismal science" of economics, it is often forgotten that Karl Marx lived and wrote during the final flowering of German Romanticism. These love poems, selected from the five volumes of poetry Marx wrote to the beautiful and witty Jenny von Westphalen, attest to this. They were written during his student years when he viewed "life in general as the expression of an intellectual activity which develops in all directions, in science, in art and private matters," He and Jenny were married in 1843, and in spite of great hardships - persistent poverty, illness, years of exile, the deaths of several children, this marriage of deep love survived 39 years until Jenny's death in 1882. Marx died 15 months later.
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