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History and Class Consciousness Studies in Marxist Dialectics

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ISBN-10: 0262620200

ISBN-13: 9780262620208

Edition: 1971 (Reprint)

Authors: Georg Luk�cs, Rodney Livingstone

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1971
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/15/1972
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

George Steiner calls Lukacs "the one major critical talent to have emerged from the gray servitude of the Marxist world." This well-known writer on European literature combines a Marxist-Hegelian concern for the historical process with great artistic sensitivity. Lukacs joined the Hungarian Communist party in 1918, serving in its first government until the defeat of Bela Kun. He spent many years in exile, first in Berlin and then, from 1933 to 1945, in Moscow, writing and studying. He later became a professor of aesthetics in Budapest, but after the 1956 revolution he was stripped of influence because of his too-friendly attitude to non-Marxist literatures. Steiner has written: "A Communist…    

Translator's Note
Preface to the new edition (1967)
What is Orthodox Marxism?
The Marxism of Rosa Luxemburg
Class Consciousness
Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat
The Phenomenon of Reification
The Antinomies of Bourgeois Thought
The Standpoint of the Proletariat
The Changing Function of Historical Materialism
Legality and Illegality
Critical Observations on Rosa Luxemburg's "Critique of the Russian Revolution"
Towards a Methodology of the Problem of Organisation
Notes to the English Edition