RARA-AVIS: Marxist art and solutions

From: juri.nummelin@pp.inet.fi
Date: 06 Sep 2006

I want to point out once more that to be Marxist a piece of art (novel, film, etc.) doesn't have to point out solutions to social problems the piece of art is addressing. This kind of thinking was popular in the seventies and early eighties (and certainly in the Soviet Union and other socialist countries, at least towards the end), but it's been called Vulgar Marxism and has been detested by Marxist theorists.

So, a book like RED HARVEST can be discussed in Marxist terms. It doesn't have to have a political agenda to it.


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