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Aesthetics and politics

Author: Ernst Bloch; Fredric Jameson
Publisher: London : Verso, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Verso editionView all editions and formats
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No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Bloch; Fredric Jameson
ISBN: 0860917223 9780860917229
OCLC Number: 7758766
Description: 220 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Discussing expressionism / Ernst Bloch --
Realism in the balance / Georg Lukács --
Against Georg Lukács / Bertolt Brecht --
Conversations with Brecht / Walter Benjamin --
Letters to Walter Benjamin / Theodor Adorno --
Reply / Walter Benjamin --
Reconciliation under duress / Theodor Adorno --
Commitment / Theodor Adorno --
Reflections in conclusion / Fredric Jameson.
Responsibility: Ernst Bloch [and others] ; afterword by Fredric Jameson ; translation editor, Ronald Taylor.

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Presented here are they texts of the Marxist controversies over literature and art that involved Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adomo.  Read more...

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"Unlike conventional anthologies of Marxist writings on art, Aestheticand Politics has the form of an intellectual epic, presented as a series of mutual confronations between its protagonists." - Read more...

 
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