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The Self- Exorcism Of Georg Lukács

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This chapter argues that despite Georg Lukács’s own perception, such themes are not necessarily religious, or indeed romantic or idealist, but that the time of their religious occupation is but a passing moment, however delayed it might be. It traces Lukacs’s attempts at self-exorcism along two overlapping paths, the one critical and the other autobiographical. As for the first, one finds a curious relationship between The Theory of the Novel and The Young Hegel. On the autobiographical path, one has become accustomed to the lengthy prefaces-often written much later for reprints, or translations, or, in some cases, first editions-that seek to assess the limits and insights of the text in question. The chapter concludes by suggesting that such nostalgia may be read at another level, namely, for the form rather than the content of the argument in The Theory of the Novel and The Young Hegel.

Keywords: Autobiographical exorcism; Georg Lukács; God; Leap-frogging Christianity; Self-Exorcism; world

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