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Marx on suicide
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
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Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1999.
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147 pages ; 22 cm.
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Karl Marx published an essay titled "Peuchet on suicide" based on the writings of Jacques Peuchet, 1758-1830.
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In 1846, two years before the publication of The Communist Manifesto and twenty-one years before the publication of Das Kapital, Karl Marx published an essay titled "Peuchet on Suicide." Based on the writings of Jacques Peuchet, a leading French police administrator, economist, and statistician whose memoirs included discussions of suicides in Paris, Marx's essay is not a straightforward translation of Peuchet but instead an essay reflecting his own strong positions on the subjects addressed in Peuchet's work.

Author Notes

Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena.

He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism.

He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

I Introduction
Marx on Suicide in the Context of His Other Writings on Alienation and GenderKevin Anderson
Marx on Suicide in the Context of Other Views of Suicide and of His LifeEric A. Plaut
II Marx on Suicide
Peuchet on SuicideKarl Marx
Peuchet: vom SelbstmordKarl Marx
Du suicide et de ses causesJacques Peuchet