By Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs
Offered listed below 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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Is there no solution then? 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.
The drama (force of collision), the passion (degree of heat), the of the characters - none of this can be separated from social fu:nctiorlS, : ' "teractlO]OS and portrayed or propagated apart from it. rti,;ular. way. Socialist emulation produces individuals in a different way shapes different individuals. Then there is the further question w�letller it is as individuating a process as the competitive struggle of calmaJlSID,: . In a certain sense, we hear from our critics the fateful slogan, addressed to individuals : 'Enrich yourselves', Balzac is the poet of monstrosities.
Or: Formal ly task is solved means that actually it is not solved. Or: I did it to preserve form. That means that what I did is not very important; do I what want to do, but I preserve outward forms and in this way I can best what I want. When I read that the autarky of the Third Reich is on paper, then I know that this is a case of politica l formalism. n.! Socialism is socialism in form - another case of political rormallsl ln: We are not dealing with an excessive sense of form. mp're llerlsil>l, and important.