Art and Revolution: Writings on Literature, Politics and Culture
One of the outstanding revolutionary leaders of the 2Oth century discusses questions of literature, art, and culture in a period of capitalist decline and working-class struggle. In these writings, Trotsky examines the place and aesthetic autonomy of art and artistic expression in the struggle for a new, socialist society.
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Introduction by Paul N Siegel
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