Anarchism Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Adán, José Peréz. Reformist Anarchism 1800-1936: A Study of the Feasibility of Anarchism. Braunton: Merlin Books, Ltd.: 1992, 242 p.

Examines the philosophical theory and political solutions postulated by the Reformist Anarchists—William Godwin, Josiah Warren, Stephen P. Andrews, and others.

Ehrenberg, John. Proudhon and His Age. Atlantic Highlands, N. J.: Humanities Press International, Inc., 1996, 184 p.

Studies Proudhon's thought in regard to capitalism and its effects on the petite bourgeoisie of mid nineteenth-century France.

Guérin, Daniel. “Marxism and Anarchism.” In For Anarchism: History, Theory, and Practice, edited by David Goodway, pp. 109-26. London: Routledge, 1989.

Discusses the ideological conflict between the thought of Marx/Engels and the anarchist theorizing of Proudhon, Bakunin, and others.

Hyams, Edward. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: His Revolutionary Life, Mind and Works. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1979, 304 p.

Critical biography of Proudhon and his relation to socialist thought of the nineteenth century.

Scrivener, Michael Henry. Radical Shelley: The Philosophical Anarchism and Utopian Thought of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1982, 354 p.

Analysis of Shelley as an anarchist poet influenced by William Godwin.

Thomas, Paul. Karl Marx and the Anarchists. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, 406 p.

Explores Marx's disputes with the anarchist theorists Proudhon, Stirner, and Bakunin as a means of better understanding Marxist thought.

Varias, Alexander. Paris and the Anarchists: Aesthetes and Subversives During the Fin de Siècle. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996, 208 p.

Investigates the diversity of anarchist convictions and activities among Parisian artists, poets, and critics of the 1890s.