A Commodius Vicus of Recirculation

Encountering Marx and Joyce

Authors

  • Andy Merrifield

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-072-10-2021-03_4

Keywords:

History, Marxism

Abstract

"In the mid-1990s, when I lived in central London, I used to walk past the British Museum nearly every day. More often than not, I would pop in, did so for years, getting thrilled by a couple of things. The first was entering the great Reading Room, for which I had a Reader's Card, glimpsing and even sitting in space G-7. I never ordered any books, had no need to order anything; all I wanted was to sit there, in Karl Marx's seat, and try to feel the vibe. Usually, there was no vibe, only the hushed shuffling and page turning of others close by, mixed with the odd cough and splutter."

Published

2021-03-11

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Section

Articles