By Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs
Offered listed below are they texts of the Marxist controversies over literature and paintings that concerned Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adomo.
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I myself was also at that time agamst self expression' as a vocation. ) I was sceptical of those painful, disturbing accId�nts l� which some ne . was found to be 'beside himself'. What does thIs pOSltlOn feel hke. It was very soon evident that such people had merely freed themselves from grammar, not from capitalism. Hasek won the hIghest honours for Schweik. But I believe that acts of liberation should also always be taken seriously. Today many people are still reluctant to see wholesale assaults �� � 2 Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1938): radical publicist and novelist of the Weimar period, and editor of Die Weltbiikne.
Th,eti" controversy on the left ever since, where the contradiction between 'high' and 'low' genres - the one subjectively progressive and ob,ie"ti"el', elitist, the other objectively popular and subjectively regressive never been durably overcome, despite a complex, crippled dialectic between the two. Against this history, Brecht's art retrospectively , acquires a unique relief. For his theatre represents perhaps the only major: body of art produced after the Russian Revolution to be uncompro" misingly advanced in form, yet intransigently popular in intention.
An open battle has so to broken out among the 'public', The demand for a realistic style of writing can also no longer be so easily dismissed today. It has acquired a certain inevitability. The ruling classes use lies oftener than before - and bigger ones. To tell the truth is clearly an ever more urgent task. Suffering has increased and with the number of sufferers. In view of the immense suffering of the ml'ss,es,' concern with little difficulties or with difficulties of little groups has ' come to be felt as ridiculous, contemptible.
Aesthetics and Politics by Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs