"This essay, expertly retranslated and intelligently introduced, confirms how far Marx's interests ranged beyond the problems of the proletariat and sheds new light on the young Marxnot the least on the self-aggressiveness of his own emotional life."
Louis Dupré, Yale University
"This unknown fragment of early Marx provides occasion for three engaging contributions: an introduction to Peuchet's pioneering text on suicide; provocative glosses on issues of self-destructiveness in Marx's biography; and a knowing recovery of Marx's views on gender and the family. Fascinating."
Donald N. Levine, University of Chicago