Can Biography Benefit from a Marxist Theory of Individuality? Lucien Sève’s Contribution to Biographical Theory and Practice

  title={Can Biography Benefit from a Marxist Theory of Individuality? Lucien S{\`e}ve’s Contribution to Biographical Theory and Practice},
  author={Julian Spencer Roche},
  journal={Rethinking Marxism},
  pages={291 - 306}
  • J. Roche
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Economics, Art
  • Rethinking Marxism
This essay examines the theory of personality compatible with Marxism developed by the French Marxist philosopher Lucien Sève, including his view of how a Marxist biography should be written and how actual biographies should be evaluated. The conclusion is that Marxist biography should be distinctive and that Sève has presented a plausible sketch of what a Marxist biography should look like. But he has also laid down an incredibly difficult set of criteria for success that even Marxists fail to… 
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