Marx-Engels Correspondence 1889

Engels to Paul Lafargue


Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;

May 17, 1889

Aveling’s play went off better than I had expected — it is a sketch, very well done, but ends — in Ibsen’s manner — without a solution and the public here is not accustomed to that. This piece was followed by another — by Baby Rose and someone else — a very free English version of Echegaray’s Conflictos entre dos deberes. [The Conflict of Two Duties] This one, being highly spiced with sensationalism, was very well received, although it is heavy and vulgar and to the English taste.