Definitely a fascinating thought. Branko Milanović is an economist specialised in development and inequality. His newest book is “Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World” Cross-posted from Branko’s blog Leo Tolstoy [...]
Branko MilanovicBranko Milanović – Was the Novel Born and Die with Bourgeois Society?
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Branko MilanovicMy today's post:
Was novel born and died with the bourgeois society?
Branko MilanovicBut now as the importance of capital increases, and capitalist societies grow increasingly stratified, w/ the rich attempting to transmit all the advantages to their offspring, may not the class analysis in economics & the classical novel make a comeback?
Branko MilanovicI did not mention this: Lukacs sees Pasternak's & Solzhenitsyn's novels as super useful for history. Of course they were social novels set in a non-bourgeois society (not fully true for Pasternak though).
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