By Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs
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The multiplex character of his heroes (the breadth of their sunlit side, the depth of their shadowy side) reflects the dialectic of the progress of production as the progress of misery. 'With him business became poetical' (Taine) but: 'Balzac was first of all a businessman, indeed a businessman in debt . . he took to speculation . . ' So in his case poetry in its turn became a business. In the primeval, 79 sanctity, and so on. vast genealogies, No, Balzac does not indulge in montage. But he writes fantasy as Napoleon did his marshals he marries off the creatures of his sm of objects) through and brothers; he follows possessions (fetishi to the other.
But the plot could be shaped artistically and the editorial too (it then naturally lost its editorial quality), while keeping the jump from one idiom to another and giving it an artistic form. Such a solution seemed an inno vation. But if one wishes, one can mention earlier models whose artistic quality is beyond dispute, such as the interruption of the action by choruses in the Attic theatre. The Chinese theatre contains similar forms. The issue of how many allusions one needs in descriptions, of what is too plastic and what not plastic enough, can be dealt with practically from case to case.
The virulent campaigns recently orchestrated against Confucius in Chin� cast . an ironic light on Brecht's predilection for the latter. Needless to say, nelther attitude towards Confucius has anything in common with historical materialism. 7 See the important correspondence between Adorno and Benjamin, printed below, pp. 1 10-141. 66 York, respectively. From each of these capitals, theoretical cn:lIleng" s were made to the two men, which engaged the whole direction of . work. s organizational co-ordinates of the Communist movement created common space between Lukacs and Brecht, as the more impallpable ambience of the Institute of Social Research linked Benjamin to ftQOfIIO , but ultimately Adorno's criticisms of Benjamin and Lukacs's of acquired their force because of their degree of cogency and pn)xilmit'f, of concern to the work at which they were directed.
Aesthetics and Politics by Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, Georg Lukacs