Bad Marx for Karl

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Dear Herr Doktor:

You are already 10 months behind with the manuscript of Das Kapital, which you have agreed to write for us. If we do not receive the manuscript within 6 months, we shall be obliged to commission another to do this work.

Letter to Karl Marx from his Leipzig publisher

George Plimpton The Writer’s Chapbook Viking 1989 134

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