ideological orthodoxy of the Soviet Union. He developed Georg Lukács was born Löwinger György Bernát, in Budapest, Hungary, to the In that period, Lukács's intellectual perspectives were modernist and anti-positivist. What determines the style of a given work of art? How does the intention determine the form? (We are concerned here, of course, with the intention reali. Georg Lukács is widely credited with having offered a compelling defence of literary or 'false' modernity, and what be regarded as 'authentic' modernism's excogitating the meta-ideological Lukács whom Lukács himself neglected.
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Culture and Revolution, ed. San Juan, Jr. New York Dell, , pp. This is an excellent introductory anthology of Lukacs" writings. The title is a little misleading: "liberation" in its current sense is not really a central concern, but it may help to give the book the wide audience it deserves. Except for the pre-Marxist phase and the late writings on aesthetic theory, most ofthe periods of Lukacs' long intellectual career are represented, as are the different areas of his endeavours: political, philosophical and literary. The second section includes the essay "Idea and Form in Literature," elsewhere translated more closely as "Narrate or Describe," and pieces on Scott, Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn and Lessing.
San Juan, Jr. New York Dell, , pp.
This is an excellent introductory anthology of Lukacs" writings. The title is a little misleading: "liberation" in its current sense is not really a central concern, but it may help to give the book the wide audience it deserves.
Except for the pre-Marxist phase and the late writings on aesthetic theory, most ofthe periods of Lukacs' long intellectual career are represented, as are the different areas of his endeavours: political, philosophical and literary. The second section includes the essay "Idea and Form in Literature," elsewhere translated more closely as "Narrate or Describe," and pieces on Scott, Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn and Lessing.
Some of this material is easily available in other translated collections, and some of it is not; but it constitutes a reasonably balanced representation of the works although personally I would have liked to see the important essay on Hegel's Aesthetics included.
The appearance of this representative anthology shortly after his death offers us a good occasion for a general assessment of his contribution to literary history. At the beginning, of course, there is Homer, whose "epic greatness" Lukacs at times seems to be using as a touchstone for all subsequent literature: the wholeness of the Homeric universe in all its aspects is a constant point of reference in the assessment of such writers as Scott, Tolstoy and Solzhe nitsyn.
The basic outline of the bourgeoisie's historical development is conveniently sketched in "The Old Culture and the New Culture," the first essay in this anthology. The family uses their materialism to mask the experience of living actual life, unable to communicate or relate to one another. The Schlegels, one step lower economically than the Wilcox family, are able to see that the grass is not always greener, and with a modern sensibility they see living up to ones potentiality as potentially empty.
Modernism alone does not simply root an individual in a state of dissatisfaction and unrest, and heroes of traditional literature experience the same desires that Lukacs discredits as casualties of modernist potentiality. In Howards End, Leonard Bast best exemplifies this unrest and desire for potentiality from a modern perspective.
But it would take one years… how was it possible to catch up with leisured women, who had been reading steadily from childhood? Of course, one issue holding him back is the fact that he was not raised with money.
Money undoubtedly effects potential. The Schlegel sisters understand this, seen with the following statement. The rich are privileged in their wealth, and the poor are truly in want of it.
Despite his attempts to fall into the right crowd socially, make the right career moves, and to find love, nothing goes exactly the way Bast had planned, he often seems lost and out of control of his own life. Of Mrs. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them.
In that case the individual, something so important to the modernist man, is replaceable, and even worse, a commodity to collect. Lukacs may fall somewhere in between when examining the text of Howards End as an Edwardian or modernist piece, however, it is important to note some of the downfalls of his theories on modernism.
His belief that writing must be written realistically in order to accurately portray man does not allow for change, growth, or the evolution of the written word. It pigeon holds the artist and humanity creatively, and artist have always charismatically rallied against having rules imposed on them when it comes to their art.
Without the freedom to break rules, novels like Howards End would never get written. He is a destroyer. Forster and Lukacs both interpret the materialist world the modernist man inhabits as a bleak and unfulfilling one driven by capitalism. Materialism is unfulfilling, elitism is empty, modernism is riddled with flaws, and yet the unrest within tradition cannot be ignored.
Forster presented such topics hidden behind the veil of a traditional novel, allowing readers to become exposed to modernist sentiment, perhaps whether they realized it or not. References Forster, E.
Howards End. Lukacs, Gyorgy. Dorothy J. Malden, MA: Blackwell, Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student. Your time is important.