Letters from Prison to Sophie Liebknecht

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(1871 - 1919)
Rosa Luxemburg (German: [ˈʁoːza ˈlʊksəmbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten); Polish: Róża Luksemburg; also Rozalia Luksenburg; 5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a Polish Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist who became a naturalized German citizen at the age of 28. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Independent Social Democratic Party (USPD) and the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). (From : Wikipedia.org.)


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Letters from Prison to Sophie Liebknecht

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Written: July 1916–October 1918. First Published: Letters from Prison: by Rosa Luxemberg: with a portrait and a facsimile, Young International at Schönberg in Berlin, 1921–1923. Source: An exact reproduction by the Square One pamphlets series by the Independent Labor Party in 1972, the notes and translation being the same as in the original 1923 edition. Translated: (from the German) by Eden and Cedar Paul. Transcription/Markup: Ted Crawford and Brian Baggins, Public Domain: Luxemburg Internet Archive 2005. This work is completely free. These letters are personal rather than political and in 1923, all the proceeds went to the support of Liebknecht’s widow and children. A few of the letters were republished in a new English translation in 1998 by Humanities Press in The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, edited by Bronner. Two letters, that of May 2 1917 and that of mid-December 1917 were published in... (From : Marxists.org.)

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My dear little Sonya, Today, August 5th, I have just received your two letters; they came together, the one of July 11th (!!) and the one of July 23rd. You see that the post works more slowly than if I were in New York. But the books you sent me came to hand earlier. Heartfelt thanks for everything. I am so sorry that I had to leave you in your present situation; how I should have liked to stroll with you through the fields once more, or watch the sunset from the bay-window in your kitchen ... Helmi, too sent me a long postcard describing his journey. Thanks so much also for the Hölderlin. But you must not squander so much money on me; I really don’t like it. Thanks so much for the hamper of good things and for the beans. Write soon, for then perhaps I shall get another letter before the end of the month. Warmest love. Keep your heart up. You are never out of my thoughts. Much love to Karl... (From : Marxists.org.)


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