Alienation And Mysticism (1909–1912)
Published 1964 · Philosophy
Young Lukacs’ attempt to contain his quest for “ultimate meaning” within the confines of the essay as a form of literary expression proved unsuccessful. Lukacs’ “form” disintegrated under the pressures of his spiritual problems and he transcended the essay. Understanding the significance of this disintegration of “form” in Lukacs’ intellectual development will help us understand the nature and origin of his Marxism which grows out of it.