Works on Blanqui

This page collects the main published works on Blanqui that are available online or in electronic form, listed in alphabetical order by author. The project bibliography provides a more complete list of secondary works.

Bensaïd, Daniel and Michael Löwy. ‘Auguste Blanqui, Heretical Communist’Radical Philosophy 185 (May-June 2014): 26–35.

Birchall, Ian. ‘Making Use of History: Maurice Dommanget’s Appropriation Of Blanqui’. [Paper given at the ‘Blanqui and his Legacy’ conference, Kingston University, 27 May 2016]. Grim and Dim, posted 1 June 2016.

diagramme-scan-1-plan-du-secteur-envisage-crop2Birchall, Ian. ‘Why Did Walter Benjamin Misrepresent Blanqui?’ Grim and Dim, posted 15 June 2016.

Geffroy, Gustave. L’Enfermé. Paris: Bibliothèque Charpentier, 1919.

Hallward, Peter. ‘Blanqui’s Bifurcations’. Radical Philosophy 185 (May-June 2014): 36–44.

——. ‘Blanqui and Marx: A Reply to William Roberts.’ Jacobin, 28 June 2017.

Johnstone, Monty. ‘Marx, Blanqui and Majority Rule’. The Socialist Register 1983: 296–318. PDF version of the original publication.

Mason, Edward S. ‘Blanqui and Communism’. Political Science Quarterly 44:4 (December 1929): 498–527.

Pompery, Edouard de. Blanquisme et opportunisme. Paris: Auguste Ghio, 1879.

Rancière, Jacques. ‘The Radical Gap: A Preface to Auguste Blanqui, Eternity by the Stars’. Radical Philosophy 185 (May-June 2014): 19–25.

Silvestre, Théophile. Blanqui, étude historique. Paris: Librairie Poulet-Malassis, 1862.

Spitzer, Alan B. The Revolutionary Theories of Louis Auguste Blanqui. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957. Available online via