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By Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs

Offered listed here 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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There is. The new ascendant class shows it. It is not a way back. It is not linked to the good ' old days but to the bad new ones. It does not involve undoing techniques but developing them. Man does not become man again by stepping out of the masses but by stepping back into them. The masses shed their dehumanization and thereby men become men again - but not the same men as before. This is the path that literature must take in outrage when the masses are beginning to attract to themselves everything that is valuable and human, when they are mobilizing people against the dehumanization produced by capitalism in its fascist phase.

66 York, respectively. From each of these capitals, theoretical cn:lIleng" s were made to the two men, which engaged the whole direction of . work. s organizational co-ordinates of the Communist movement created common space between Lukacs and Brecht, as the more impallpable ambience of the Institute of Social Research linked Benjamin to ftQOfIIO , but ultimately Adorno's criticisms of Benjamin and Lukacs's of acquired their force because of their degree of cogency and pn)xilmit'f, of concern to the work at which they were directed.

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