Marxism and Art: Essays Classic and Contemporary

Maynard Solomon (Editor) Bela Balazs (Contribution by)
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Description

Marxism and Art is a book of basic readings in Marxist criticism and aesthetics. Maynard Solomon, through his selections and critical introductions, shows connections between the arts and society, between imagination nd history, and between art and revolution. He selects from thirty-six authors to reveal the range of opinion from dogma to heresy, beginning with excerpts from the works of Marx and Engels that are pertinent to an understanding of Marxist philosophy.
The book traverses a wide range of subjects from the origins of art to the nature of creativity, the aesthetic experience, the dialectics of consciousness, the psychology of art, and the evolution of art forms. The sources of art in ritual, in the labor process, in the play drive, and in social conflict are explored.

Product Details

Price
$35.99
Publisher
Wayne State University Press
Publish Date
May 01, 1984
Pages
696
Dimensions
5.55 X 1.48 X 8.49 inches | 1.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814316214

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About the Author

Maynard Solomon is the author of Beethoven (1977) and the editor of the volume Myth, Creativity, Psychoanalysis: Essays in Honor of Harry Slochower (1979).

Reviews

The best anthology on the subject in English which I know.--Herbert Marcuse "was a German Jewish philosopher, sociologist and political theorist "
This is an exceptional anthology because Solomon wisely guides us through it with his informative introductions and illuminating commentary . . . The volume is a welcome addition to Marxist literature.--The Library Journal