Georg Lukács Lucien Goldmann - Essay

Lucien Goldmann

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Georg Lukacs already appears as one of the most influential figures in the intellectual life of the 20th Century. (p. 165)

In 1910, 13 years after having clarified in History and Class Consciousness the concept of significant dynamic structure, Lukacs, after having published in Hungarian a work which to our knowledge has never been translated in any western-European language, became known to the German public through a book, The Soul and Forms [also translated as Soul and Form], which seems to us for several reasons to mark an essential date in the history of contemporary thought. First of all because, after long years of academic philosophy, Lukacs rediscovered in this work the...

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