By Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs
Offered listed below are they texts of the Marxist controversies over literature and artwork that concerned Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adomo.
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He generations of families and their transference from one are organisms in which deals with nothing but the 'organi c': his families ructing such cells, the individuals 'grow'. Should we therefore be reconst abolition of private or the factory or the soviet - given that, with the y supposed ownership of the means of production, the fmoily is generall ions which institut to have ceased to shape individuals? But these new red to compa ly undoubtedly shape individuals today are precise For led'. 'assemb the family - the products of montage, quite literally is woman , example in contemporary New York, not to speak of Moscow him.
If one wants to call everything that makes works of art unrealistic formalism, then - if there is to be any mutual understanding - one must not con struct the concept of formalism in purely aesthetic terms. Formalism on the one side - contentism on the other. That is surely too primitive and metaphysical. Looked at purely in terms of aesthetics, the concept 72 presents no special difficulties. For instance if someone makes a ment which is untrue - or irrelevant - merely because it rhymes, he is a formalist.
Interior monologue, montage, or mixture of genres . within a single work were all permissible and fruitful, so long as they were disciplined by a watchful truthfulness to social reality. Fertility of technique was not the mark of a 'mechanical' improverishment of art � but a sign of energy and liberty. The fear that technical novelties as such tended to render works of art alien or incomprehensible to the masses, moreover, was a fundamental error. Tartly reminding Lukacs that working-class readers might often find notable longueurs in the leisurely narratives of Balzac or Tolstoy, Brecht invoked his own experience as a playwright as evidence that proletarian audiences and participants welcomed experimental audacity on the stage, and were Presentation II 6S 64 generous rather than censorious towards artistic excesses, where were committed.
Aesthetics and Politics by Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs