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The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature

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  title={The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Luk{\'a}cs and Anna Bostock},
  year={2016}
}
Georg Lukacs wrote The Theory of the Novel in 1914-1915, a period that also saw the conception of Rosa Luxemburg's Spartacus Letters, Lenin's Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, Spengler's Decline of the West, and Ernst Bloch's Spirit of Utopia. Like many of Lukacs's early essays, it is a radical critique of bourgeois culture and stems from a specific Central European philosophy of life and tradition of dialectical idealism whose originators include Kant, Hegel, Novalis, Marx… 

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