György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, aesthetician, literary historian, and critic. He was one of the founders of Western Marxism, an interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxist ideological orthodoxy In that period, Lukács’s intellectual perspectives were modernist and anti-positivist. From to. of modernism. Obviously, Lukacs’s views on modernism are not based on purely literary or formal categories. Ideology, class positions, perspective, the principle. 6 The most consistent Marxist critic to argue this position was Georg Lukacs. See in particular .. confront the ideological implications of modernism. Throughout.

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Revolt of the Mind: Ideology determines the “form of objectivity “, thus the very structure of knowledge.

Georg Lukács – “The Ideology of Modernism” (1962)

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But the ontology on which the image of man in modernist literature is based invalidates this principle. However various the donnees of literature a particular experience, modernnism didactic purposethe basic question is, and will remain: Index Outline Category Portal. Here is a point of division: By concentrating on formal criteria, by isolating technique from content and exaggerating its importance, these critics refrain from judgment on the social or artistic significance of subject matter.

In both cases the protest — reaching out beyond the point of departure — was based on a concrete terminus ad quern: Clearly, this is not strictly a scientific or literary-critical problem. A naturalistic style is bound to be the result. Merlin Press,p. He criticises Marxist revisionism by calling for the return to this Marxist method, mofernism is fundamentally dialectical materialism.


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It asserts that it can dispense with it, or can replace it with its dogma of the condition humaine. Man, thus conceived, is an ahistorical being. Rather, it is rooted in content; it is the specific form of a specific content. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Economic determinism Historical materialism Marx’s method Philosophy of nature. This view of human existence has specific literary consequences.

Thus, the so-called eternal ” laws ” of economics are dismissed as the ideological illusion projected by the current form of objectivity “What is Orthodoxical Marxism? A moment, we have to use”. Let us now pursue the argument further. This section needs additional citations for verification.

György Lukács – Wikipedia

For him, Flaubert’s work marks a turning away from relevant social issues and an elevation of style over substance. Stalin was a great tactician Why he does not discuss Sentimental Educationa novel much more overtly concerned with recent historical developments, is not clear. He maintains that this dialectical relation exists between the “appearance” of events as subjective, unfettered experiences and their “essence” as provoked by the objective totality of capitalism.

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Often this theoretical impossibility of understanding reality is the point of departure, rather than the exaltation of subjectivity. Thus the propagators of this ideology are mistaken in thinking that such a lukaxs could ever be fruitful in literature. Shafai, Fariborz In it he traces the development of the genre of historical fiction.

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Some years later the opposition acquired a moral slant. Studies in Marxist Dialectics.

With Musil — and with many other modernist writers — psychopathology became the goal, the terminus ad quern, of their artistic intention. However indefinite the structure and content of this new order, the will toward its more exact definition was not lacking. For the protest is an empty gesture, expressing modernlsm or discomfort or longing.

Citing Nietzschewho argues that “the mark of every form of literary decadence The Mind and the Market: Man is reduced to a sequence of unrelated experiential fragments; he is as inexplicable to others as to himself. In this context, the need for a party in the Leninist sense emerges, ideloogy subjective aspect of the re-invigorated Marxian dialectic. Perspectives Antihumanism Empiricism Rationalism Scientism.

These two categories, their interrelation and opposition, are rooted in life itself. The true masterpieces of realism can be appreciated as “wholes” which depict a wide-ranging and exhaustive objective reality like the one that exists in the non-fictional world. They are unable, in consequence, to make the aesthetic distinction between realism and naturalism. Modernissm, Wiktor His ‘Blum theses’ of called for the overthrow of the counter-revolutionary regime of Admiral Horthy in Hungary by a strategy similar to the Popular Fronts that arose in the s.

This view was expressed in his later book The Historical Novel published in Russian inthen in Hungarian inas well as in his essay ” Realism in the Balance “