Marxism and art : essays classic and contemporary, selected and with historical and critical commentary (Book, 1973) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Marxism and art : essays classic and contemporary, selected and with historical and critical commentary

Marxism and art : essays classic and contemporary, selected and with historical and critical commentary

Author: Maynard Solomon
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, New York : distributed by Random House. 1973.
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Solomon, Maynard.
Marxism and art.
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1973
(OCoLC)573952895
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maynard Solomon
ISBN: 0394461959 9780394461953
OCLC Number: 573077
Description: xvii, 649, xxvi pages : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Section 1: Marx and Engels. General introduction: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels ; A reader in Marxist aesthetics : selected texts ; The prerequisites of history ; History ; Forms of consciousness ; Revolution and utopia ; Art and society --
Section 2: The second generation. William Morris ; Art, labor, and socialism ; Antonio Labriola ; Historical materialism ; Forms of consciousness ; Franz Mehring ; A note on taste ; Lessing and the drama ; Karl Kautsky ; Art and the conception of God in ancient Israel ; Georgi Plekhanov ; The role of the individual in history ; Art and social life ; Labor, play, and art ; Rosa Luxemburg ; On Russian literature ; Stagnation and progress of Marxism --
Section 3: The Bolsheviks. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ; Leo Tolstoy as the mirror of the Russian Revolution ; L.N. Tolstoy ; Leo Tolstoy and his epoch ; Party organization and party literature ; On the question of dialectics ; Leon Trotsky ; Art and the Party ; Creativity and class ; Art and class ; Nikolai Bukharin ; What is art? ; Poetry ; Anatoly Lunacharsky ; Alexander Blok ; Dostoyevsky --
Section 4: Zhdanovism. General introduction: Zhdanovism ; Maxim Gorki ; Art and myth ; Yuri Davydov ; The Tolstoyan view of art ; Mao Tse-Tung ; Literature and revolution ; Jean-Paul Sartre ; The novel and reality ; W.E.B. Du Bois ; The nature of intellectual freedom --
Section 5: The return to Marxist humanism. Antonio Gramsci ; Marxism and modern culture ; Ernst Fischer ; Productive memory ; Sidney Finkelstein ; Art as humanization ; Béla Balázs ; The visible man ; The face of man ; Mikhail Bakhtin ; Laughter and freedom --
Section 6: The sources and function of art. Christopher Caudwell ; Illusion and reality ; George Thomson ; Pity and fear ; Improvisation and inspiration ; Bertolt Brecht ; Epic theater ; Theodor W. Adorno and Hanns Eisler ; The sociology of the musician ; Eye, ear, and the function of music ; Music and the film ; Georg Lukács ; The ideology of modernism ; Shakespeare and historicism ; Introduction to a monograph on aesthetics ; Max Raphael ; The elements of the paleolithic world ; Notes on the nature of art ; Rembrandt : "Joseph interprets Pharaoh's dreams" ; Art, opiate, transcendence --
Section 7: The trajectory of art. General introduction: Marxism and utopia ; Friedrich Engels ; The overthrow of the matriarchy ; Harry Slochower ; Literature and society ; Malraux, Man's fate ; Existentialism and myth ; Alick West ; Form ; André Breton ; Surrealism and historical materialism ; Action and dream ; The cultural heritage ; L'amour fou ; Herbert Marcuse ; The images of Orpheus and Narcissus ; A note on dialectic ; Walter Benjamin ; Fairy-tale and myth ; Dialectics and dream ; The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction ; Louis-Philippe, or, The interior ; Three theses on the philosophy of history ; André Malraux ; The work of art ; Ernst Bloch ; On The threepenny opera ; The meaning of utopia ; Utopia in archetypes and works of art.
Responsibility: by Maynard Solomon.
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