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Mar 10, 2016, 16:18

I signed this not because I agree with every word that Lukáks wrote or every action he took but because he struggled with some core ideas to do with the production and consumption of literature. By locating literature in and part of history and class-in-history he made a major contribution to a debate that goes on today. He offered a blueprint for how a particular kind of literature can (he said 'should') reveal the cultural, political and historical origins of the characters it shows us and in so doing reveal the workings of society as a whole. All criticism which engages with these kinds of ideas owes at least something to Lukacs's work.