A compilation of Marxist writings on the question of Art and Culture
What is culture? Why does the culture of the masses take certain forms? What role does culture play in social transformation? What is revolutionary art? The need to engage with theoretical questions is greater today than ever before. Dark times are upon us. The enemies of the people strut about triumphantly. The war against them will be won in the economic and political sphere, of course, but it cannot be won unless the forces of progress in the struggle over the minds of men. This selection of writings from the twentieth century will, it is hoped, be of some use in negotiating the slippery ground of theory, and to evolve a radical art practice that will enrich the revitalized revolutionary struggles of the century coming to birth.
Georgei Plekhanov, Romain Rolland, Maxim Gorky, V.I. Lenin, Premchand, Lu Xun, Antonio Gramsci, Walter Benjamin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mao Zedong, Erwin Piscator, Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler, E.M.S. Namboodripad, Ramvilas Sharma, Gjaanan Madhav Muktibodh, Amilcar Cabral, Ritwik Ghatak, Dario Fo, Utpal Dutt, John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy, Indian People’s Theatre Association, Safdar Hashmi.
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