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Lukács, György (1885–1971) By Perlea, Georgiana

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1159-1
Published: 01/10/2017
Retrieved: 30 November 2023, from


György Lukács was a Hungarian philosopher and literary critic. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, he spent his youth in Berlin and Vienna studying German philosophy. As a Marxist revolutionary, he was involved in the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919). After writing Theory of the Novel (1920), a noted essay inspired by the work of G.W.F. Hegel (1770–1831), Lukács published History and Class Consciousness (1923), which countered the deterministic Marxism that was typical of the Second International with a neo-Hegelian view of the proletarian revolution.

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Perlea, Georgiana. "Lukács, György (1885–1971)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 30 Nov. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1159-1

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