Guys, I’d kind of like to read some leftist/radical/solidarity-emphasizing and also post/anti-modern theology (ie. a theology that de-centers/resists/undoes the individual, for one) but I don’t know where to look.
Is this a thing that exists and where would I look? I usually am good at the Google, but with this I have no expertise at all because my mom is an ex-Catholic and won’t talk about it because the church failed her + her mom real bad before the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
Like I was listening to an interview series on the CBC called After Atheism and these dudes all sounded interesting and they’re on a list, but looking for more?
I am curious about this too, so if anyone has any ideas, please do share.
Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukács, Aesthetics and Politics
No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history.
Note: Worth the read simply to witness Lukács receive brutal rebuttals from both Adorno and Brecht.
—Afterword by Fredric Jameson
This book is fucking amazing, but the afterword by Jameson is so disappointing (he tries to reclaim Lukacs from Adorno’s critique and it just kind of falls flat (because he’s wrong)) BUT the Adorno and Benjamin and Brecht parts are all golden ESPECIALLY the Brecht-Benjamin thing
One of the best books I own.