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Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Ian Aitken


This book explores Georg Lukács' writings on film. The Hungarian Marxist critic Georg Lukács is primarily known as a literary theorist, but he also wrote extensively on the cinema. These writings have remained little known in the English-speaking world because the great majority of them have never actually been translated into English until now. This book contains the most important writings and the translations. This book thus makes a decisive contribution to understandings of Lukács within the field of film studies, and, in doing so, also challenges many existing preconceptions concerning hi ... More

Keywords: Georg Lukács, cinema, film studies, literary theory, naturalism, writings on film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078842
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Aitken, author