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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Dec 1, 2015

Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life: Karl Marx has been hailed as “a brilliant embedding of Marx in his times.” Marx is portrayed as a man looking over his shoulder at the philosophes of the French Revolution, while stoking the radical political flames of mid-19th century Europe. For Jonathan Freedland, who is conducting the interview, Sperber has succeeded in “recreating a man who leaps off the page.”

Jonathan Freedland is The Guardian’s executive editor and a weekly columnist. He currently presents BBC Radio 4's The Long View. The recipient of the 2014 Orwell Prize, he writes thrillers under the nom de plume, Sam Bourne.

Jonathan Sperber is Curator’s Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He writes in the areas of social, political and religious 19th and 20th century history. Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.

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