Lukács After Communism: Interviews with Contemporary Intellectuals (Post-Contemporary Interventions) (Paperback)

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Since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the validity of Marxism and Marxist theory has undergone intense scrutiny both within and outside the academy. In Luk cs After Communism, Eva L. Corredor conducts ten lively and engaging interviews with a diverse group of international scholars to address the continued relevance of Gy rgy Luk cs's theories to the post-communist era. Corredor challenges these theoreticians, who each have been influenced by the man once considered the foremost theoretician of Marxist aesthetics, to reconsider the Luk csean legacy and to speculate on Marxist theory's prospects in the coming decades.
The scholars featured in this collection--Etienne Balibar, Peter B rger, Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson, Jacques Leenhardt, Michael L wy, Roberto Schwarz, George Steiner, Susan Suleiman, and Cornel West--discuss a broad array of literary and political topics and present provocative views on gender, race, and economic relations. Corredor's introduction provides a biographical synopsis of Luk cs and discusses a number of his most important theoretical concepts. Maintaining the ongoing vitality of Luk cs's work, these interviews yield insights into Luk cs as a philosopher and theorist, while offering anecdotes that capture him in his role as a teacher-mentor.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780822317630
ISBN-10: 082231763X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 1997
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions