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Y from the bad and the ugly and there s plenty even though he writes as an admirer On the other hand the narrative which does not lack the occasional brilliant phrase or moment of humour is sometimes albeit only mildly chaotic and imprecise The focus is mostly on Lukacs life and politics both of which were grim for a detailed analysis of his thought the reader will have to go elsewhere I began the book fearing it would be a hard slog but it proved otherwise There was something seductive in Luk cs courage indifference to death and grandeur of vision His notion of
sacrifice struck many people precisely because it was seductive and therefore dangerous as struck many people precisely because it was seductive and therefore dangerous as as incredible as his appearance 222 223An incredible biography which reads in many parts like a novel Summary and full review to be posted In the meantime I can only recommend reading it for yourself. Uffered both exile and persecution goading the powerful into attacking him at the very moment he achieved world wide recognition as a philosopher of the first rank His final realization that the attempt to achieve a Communist utopia had been a moral disaster has by no means diminished the value of his interpretation of the interactions between politics culture and moral philosoph.
review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Arpad KadarkayHow this man is thought to deserve exaltation as an intellectual or even a person defies reason or belief even in today s world Out of contempt for his mother the fashionable socialite and the haute bourgeoisie into which he was born Lukacs was drawn to destruction from an early age of where he came from of the society he was born into even of himself although time and again he chose not to pull the trigger Embittered from youth completely depressive and misanthropic he heard the gospel of salvation from an ex s brother who had returned from Russia
Fully Trained Bolshevik Tacticstrained in Bolshevik tactics overflowing with propagandistic rhetoric Lukacs consecrated to Marx And From 1918 Dedicated and from 1918 dedicated uite blindly to communism As a commissar he was responsible for theft of property on a massive scale and by 1919 exiled after the collapse of Bela Kun s dictatorsh. Georg Lukacs 1885 1971 was one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century and arguably the most original and profound thinker ever to have worked within the Marxian tradition This is his biography The author has drawn upon all Lukacs's writings from the dramas of his youth to his major works in political and literary theory and made use of archive material to which ,
Ip he was formally charged with although he evaded extradition and An obdurate hardcore Stalinist for an important part of his career he narrowed his intellect blunted his mind and destroyed his reason even Adorno uipped on the matter his thinking forever straitjacketed by ideology He lionised Stalin championed totalitarianism and cheered the Gulag Somehow he survived the Stalinist purges and had a second bite at the cherry albeit a very uick one in Hungary once it was back under communist control He finally destalinised in 1956 but by then his career was or less over for unpopular among his colleagues he was relegated The Margins Even Unpersoned For A While Account the margins even unpersoned for a while on account his numerous revisionist heresies as seen by orthodox Marxists In this period he became one of the founders of Western Marxism To Kadarkay s credit he does not shy awa. Ew Western scholars have had broad access Lukacs stood at the epicentre of almost every major historical event of the turbulent 20th century from the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the Hungarian uprising and its aftermath in 1956 He was both a philosopher and an actor In striving to imbue the power to Communism with dignity in its thought and with tolerance in its realization he