Protest Against Closing Down the Lukács Archiv

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Mar 19, 2016, 21:04

I signed this position because no matter what you may think of Lukacs' political commitments, he remains an important literary and philosophical commentator who should not be 'airbrushed' out of history.


Mar 21, 2016, 07:20


           Books by Lukacs:

• 1950. Studies in European Realism. London: Hillway.[a]
• 1962. [1937, Rus.; 1947, Hun.]. The Historical Novel. London: Merlin.
• 1963. [1955, Ger.]. The Meaning of Contemporary Realism. London: Merlin.[b]
• 1964. [1947, Hun.]. Essays on Thomas Mann. London: Merlin.
• 1968. [1947, Ger.]. Goethe and His Age. London: Merlin.
• 1970. [1924, Ger.] Lenin: A Study on the Unity of his Thought. London: New Left Books.[c]
• 1970. [1969, Ger.]. Solzhenitsyn. London: Merlin.[c]
• 1970. Writer and Critic, and Other Essays. Edited by Arthur Kahn. London: Merlin.
• 1971. [1923, Ger.]. History and Class Consciousness. London: Merlin.[c]
• 1971. [1916/1920, Ger.: Die Theorie des Romans]. The Theory of the Novel. London: Merlin.[c]
• 1972. [1919, Hun.]. Tactics and Ethics. Edited by Rodney Livingstone. London: New Left Books.
• 1973. Marxism and Human Liberation. Edited by E. San Juan, Jr. New York: Dell.
• 1974. Conversations with Lukács. Edited by Theo Pinkus. London: Merlin.[c]
• 1974. [1910, Hun.]. Soul and Form. London: Merlin.
• 1975. [1948, Ger.]. The Young Hegel. London: Merlin.[c]
• 1978. The Ontology of Social Being. 1, Hegel's False and His Genuine Ontology. London: Merlin.
• 1978. The Ontology of Social Being. 2, Marx's Basic Ontological Premises. London: Merlin.
• 1980. [1954, Ger.]. The Destruction of Reason. London: Merlin.
• 1980. [1948, Ger.]. Essays on Realism. Edited by Rodney Livingstone. London: Lawrence and Wishart.
• 1980. The Ontology of Social Being. 3, Labour. London: Merlin.
• 1983. Record of a Life. Edited by István Eörsi. London: Verso.
• 1983. Reviews and Articles from "Die Rote Fahne". London: Merlin.
• 1986. Selected Correspondence, 1902–1920. Edited by Judith Marcus and Zoltán Tar. New York: Columbia University Press.
• 1991. The Process of Democratization. Albany: State University of New York Press.
• 1993. [1951, Ger.]. German Realists in the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Rodney Livingstone. London: Libris.[c]
• 1995. The Lukács Reader. Edited by Arpad Kadarkay. Oxford: Blackwell.
• 2002. [1996, Ger.]. A Defence of "History and Class Consciousness." London: Verso.
• 2010. [1910, Hun.]. Soul and Form. New ed. Edited by John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis. New York: Columbia University Press.
• 2012. The Culture of People's Democracy. Edited by Tyrus Miller. Leiden: Brill.



Mar 21, 2016, 21:53

Lukács was one of the most important philosophers of history and literature of the 20th century. HIs legacy needs to be preserved and Hungary should be proud of him.



Mar 24, 2016, 12:37

Totalitarian regimes, the enemy of human memory. Through memory, consciousness, culture and wisdom and moral life we will organize.
When the culture of a country, the government is destroyed, and its doors closed culture on others (both insiders and outsiders), very soon, the cultural removed, to remove the could lead man.
Hossein Gholamie; bushehr port-iran



Mar 24, 2016, 14:49

It is an international intellectual tresor.



Mar 26, 2016, 06:44

Capitalism on the rampage shows once again that it is an enemy of the highest conquests of human culture



Mar 26, 2016, 12:16

History is crucial in a civilised world - to have important historical figures wiped from available & physical presence is fascism.



Mar 28, 2016, 05:57

The archived papers of an important 20th century political philosopher and public figure should rightly be conserved.



Mar 28, 2016, 22:10

Lukacs is the among the most important European philosophers of the modern era.  His works are a testament to the power of the human intellect and the depth of the human spirit, those who are in a position to do so are obliged to preserve them.



Mar 31, 2016, 18:42

Because I once studied philosophy and admired Lukacs. Besides, as the historian I am now, I consider it very stupid to throw away Archives.



Apr 01, 2016, 21:27

Elke beperking van het aanbod aan archiefmateriaal is een verarming voor het onderzoek in het bijzonder en voor de cultuur van een land in het algemeen



Apr 03, 2016, 19:25

Lukacs is at the very forefront of Hungarian intellectual history, transforming our understanding of literature and history--a true giant of European thought,



Apr 04, 2016, 13:56

Lukacs works represent a most refreshing perspective of classical Marxism. It is a universal heritage of thought & its linkages as consciousness to action. He does represent a universal heritage of theoretical & practical progress & should the archives of his work MUST thus be defended, for this & for coming generations.



Apr 12, 2016, 23:02

Lukacs is an asset to philosophy the world over and his archive should be treasured for generations to come.
Massimo Verdicchio



Apr 15, 2016, 22:02

The work and legacy of such important filosopher must be preserve for all the future generations.

Keep the Lukács Archive a live!



Apr 20, 2016, 13:14

I consider Gyorgy Lukacs to be one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th century and it would be an outrage to foreclose scholarship in the future. Luckas is a seminal figure in the history of thinking.



Apr 23, 2016, 15:11

The Lukacs Archiv is necessary for international historical researches. Because Lukacs Gyorgy is a very important person in the history of ideas.



Apr 23, 2016, 21:40

The Gyorgy Lukacs Archiv is invaluable to students and academics today and access must be preserved  for and permitted  to those in following generations.



Apr 27, 2016, 10:12

All meaningful work is invaluable. And works by Marxist intellectual are even more valuable. To lose it reactoonary forces is a travesty.


May 01, 2016, 21:30

I am signing the petition not as a Marxist, nor as an anti-Communist, but as someone who respects the great European intellectual tradition of which Mr. Georg Lukacs is an inalienable part in the 20th century. Let's make every effort to preserve Mr. Lukacs home and archive for the purpose of letting future generations to freely debate his as well as any other thinker's legacy.



May 02, 2016, 08:40

I am signing the petition not as a Marxist, nor as an anti-Communist, but as someone who respects the great European intellectual tradition of which Mr. Georg Lukacs is an inalienable part in the 20th century. Let's make every effort to preserve Mr. Lukacs home and archive for the purpose of letting future generations freely debate his as well as any other thinker's legacy.



May 07, 2016, 03:25


The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has taken its decision about closing down the Lukács Archive:









May 29, 2016, 02:52

Do not close an archive of such important work.



May 29, 2016, 04:32

Any removal or destruction of scholarly information from access to academia is an affront to the progression of human understanding. Lukacs' dialectical analysis had been crucial to humanity's understanding and continually development of Marxian concepts and plays a continued role in the application of the leftist political platform. To destroy such a wealth of information is tantamount to book burnings under an authoritarian regime.



Jun 02, 2016, 23:56

Lukacs is one of the greatest revolutionaries in history. His works have been and are and will be inspiring all the people who demand and will the real freedom.

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