The Unknown Dimension
European Marxism Since Lenin

Howard, Dick, Klare, Karl E.
Publisher:  Basic Books, New York, USA
Year Published:  1972
Pages:  418pp   ISBN:  465-08877-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6622

The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Marxist tradition and to restore the centrality of Marxist revolutionary thought and practice.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. The Critique of Everyday Life, the New Left, and the Unrecognizable Marxism
2. The Historical Context

II. The Russian Success and the Decline of Proletarian Revolution in the West
3.) Georg Lukacs: The Search for a Revolutionary Subject
4.) Ernst Bloch: The Dialectics of Hope
5.) Karl Korsch's "Marxism and Philosophy"
6.) Antonio Gramsci: The Subjective Revolution
7.) Left-Wing Communism: The Reply to Lenin

III. The Interregnum
8.) The Marxism of Wilhelm Reich: The Social Function of Sexual Repression
9.) The Frankfurt School and the Genesis of Critical Theory
10.) Walter Benjamin: Commodity Fetishism, the Modern, and the Experience of History
11.) The Dialectic of Theory and Practice in the Age of Technological Rationality: Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas

IV. The Post-War Response and New Beginnings
12.) Sartre's Contribution to Marxism
13.) Henri Lefebvre and Contemporary Interpretations of Marx
14.) The "Scientific Dialectics" of Galvano Della Volpe
15.) Louis Althusser and the Struggle for Marxism
16.) New Situation, New Strategy: Serge Mallet and Andre Gorz


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