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Georg Lukács and His Generation, 1900–1918

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ISBN 9780674348660

Publication Date: 10/01/1991


296 pages

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A period portrait of great subtlety and vivid detail… Until now studies devoted to early Lukács all, from one or another point of view, traced those elements in the pre-Marxist Lukács that would explain the transition from critical esthete to theorist of the proletarian revolution and ideologist of the party’s vanguard role. Not Mary Gluck… She holds out for a reading of the early work without the benefit (or distortion) of hindsight that knowledge of Lukács’s later Marxism would afford.—Max Wartofsky, The New York Times Book Review

One of the most intelligent books we have about…European modernism… No one interested in the general history of modernism should miss it.—Walter L. Adamson, Comparative Literature

Gluck&rquo;s ‘group portrait with philosopher’ nicely places the young Lukács’s romantic anticapitalism within the common fate of the generation to which he belonged…an intriguing story… Artfully weaving narrative and critical analysis, she reveals both the psychological reality and theoretical contours of the Sunday Circle’s world.—J. M. Bernstein, Times Higher Education Supplement

Not content to repeat previous studies of Georg Lukács’s circuitous road to Marx, Gluck has painted a scholarly portrait of an entire generation of Hungarian–Jewish intellectuals.—Lee Congdon, American Historical Review

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