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Marxism and literary criticism. Essays and studies (Summaries). Orig. tit. Književna kritika i marksizam.

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Published by The Institute for Literature and Art; "Prosveta" in Beograd .
Written in English


  • Marxist criticism.,
  • Communism and literature.

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Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Bernard Johnson.
ContributionsInstitut za književnost i umetnost.
LC ClassificationsPN98.C6 K613
The Physical Object
Pagination40, [3] p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5104557M
LC Control Number74176809

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  Marxist literary criticism is becoming increasingly important in Europe as a whole, and interest in the subject is rapidly growing in this country. In this book, Dr. Eagleton analyses the major issues that the subject presents, discussing the writing of Marx and Engels themselves and the work of such critics as Plekhanov, Trotsky, Lenin, Lukacs, Goldmann, Caudwell, Benjamin and Brecht. Marxist literary criticism investigates literature’s role in the class struggle. The best general introductions in English remain Terry Eagleton’s Marxism and Literary Criticism (Routledge, ) and, a more difficult but foundational book, Fredric Jameson’s Marxism and Form (Princeton UP, ).   Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth by: Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century. For this Routledge Classics edition the author has written a startling and challenging new preface, which explains the continuing relevance of this pioneering work for the twenty-first century.3/5(1).

Marxism and literary criticism. [Terry Eagleton] -- Explores the growth of Marxist criticism in modern literary circles and demonstrates the role Marxism can play in creating a link between literature and historical conditions. In Marxism and Literary Criticism Eagleton develops a theory of the relation between the text and ideology that derives largely from the work of Macherey: The text is, as it were, ideologically forbidden to say certain things; in trying to tell the truth in his own way, for example, the author finds himself forced to reveal the limits of the ideology in which he writes.   In Marxist literary criticism, literary works are viewed as a reflection of the social institutions from which they originate. In fact, the work itself is considered as a social institution that has a specific ideological function based on the ideology and the background of the writer. Marxism and Literary Criticism, by Terry Eagleton () Marxism and Literature, by Raymond Williams () Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader, by Terry Eagleton and Drew Milne () Atlas of the European Novel , by Franco Moretti () The Political Unconscious, by .

ISBN Master e-book ISBN ISBN (Adobe eReader Format) ISBN (Print Edition) and that sector of it known as Marxist literary criticism is no less so. It would therefore be impossible in this short study to do more than Marxism and literary criticism 2. Marxism and Literary Criticism emerged from the ferment of revolutionary ideas which lasted from the late s to the mids. But with the oil crisis of the early s, which is perhaps when that mythological entity known as the Sixties finally ground to a halt, Western economies were already plunging steeply into recession; and that economic crisis, which in Britain was to result in the root-and-branch restructuring . As the name suggests, Karl Marx, () in collaboration with Friedrich Engels was the inspiration for the ideology behind this species of literary criticism. Karl Marx was primarily an ideologist who believed that the main reason behind conflicts in history was . 'Invigorating and lucid - a fine introduction to Marxism in general and to Marxist literary criticism. Foley has done a superb job writing a book that is useful both for novices and for teachers who wish to show how literature is inescapably connected to the material world' - .