M.I.A. Library: Georg Lukács


Georg Lukács Archive


“Mental confusion is not always chaos. It may strengthen the internal contradictions for the time being but in the long run it will lead to their resolution. ... Only the Russian Revolution really opened a window to the future; the fall of Czarism brought a glimpse of it, and with the collapse of capitalism it appeared in full view. ... at last! at last! a way for mankind to escape from war and capitalism.” 1967 Preface

Georg Lukacs - sketch taken from Hegel Made Easy of intellectual looking east european man in thick glasses


Early Works

The Theory of the Novel (1914)
Tactics and Ethics (1919)
The Role of Morality in Communist Production (1919)
The Moral Mission of the Communist Party (1920)
Tagore’s Gandhi Novel (1922)

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from History & Class Consciousness

Preface (December 1922)
What is Orthodox Marxism? (March 1919)
What is Orthodox Marxism? (sections 1 & 2) (sections 3, 4 & 5)(March 1919) (alternative translation)
The Marxism of Rosa Luxemburg (Jan 1921)
Class Consciousness (March 1920)
Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat (1923)
     I:   The Phenomenon of Reification
     II:  Antinomies of Bourgeois Thought
          Subject & Object In Hegel
     III: The Standpoint of the Proletariat
         1. Immediacy and Mediation
         2. The point of Departure for the Proletariat
         3. Immanent Critique
         4. Dialectical Totality
         5. Humanism, Reification and Fetishism
         6. The Class Consciousness of the Proletariat
Legality and Illegality (July 1920)
Critical observations on Rosa Luxemburg’s Critique of the Russian Revolution (Jan 1922)
Towards a Methodology of the Problem of Organisation (Sep 1922)

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Lenin – Theoretician of Practice, 1924
Lenin: A Study in the Unity of his Thought, 1924
Moses Hess and the Problems of Idealist Dialectics, 1926

Later Literary Criticism

Hölderlin’s Hyperion, 1934
Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1936
Eulogy for Maxim Gorky: A Great Proletarian Humanist, 1936

from “The Young Hegel” (1938)

Hegel's Economics, Frankfurt period
Rationale and Defence of Objective Idealism, Jena 1801-03

Post-1945 Works

Dostoyevsky, 1949
Existentialism, 1949
Nietzsche as Founder of Irrationalism, from The Destruction of Reason (1952)
Preface to The Theory of the Novel (1962)
Reflections on the Cult of Stalin (1962)

Preface to History & Class Consciousness (1967)
The Pure Alternative: Stalinism or Socialist Democracy, from Democratisation Today and Tomorrow, 1968

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Further reading:

Rosa Luxemburg Archive
Antonio Gramsci Archive
Hegel Archive
Marxism & Philosophy, Karl Korsch, 1923
What is Proletarian Culture?, Trotsky, 1923
A Philosophical ‘Discussion’, Cyril Smith, 1998

Archive maintained by Andy Blunden.