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The Sky Between the Leaves: Film Reviews, Essays and Interviews 1992 - 2012
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A unique collection of of film reviews, essays on film and interviews with directors and film critics by WSWS Art and Culture Editor David Walsh spanning the 20 years from 1992-2012.

The film reviews contained in this volume cover a wide spectrum—from James Cameron’s Titanic and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ to the award-winning A Separation by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and films of emerging Chinese directors. Several essays discuss the work of talented and principled artists of the 1930s and 40s who sought to bring a sense of humanity to their work. Walsh details the fate of many who fell victim to the anti-communist McCarthyite witch-hunts of the 1950s.

A recurring theme in these writings is the profound effect this historical period has had on Hollywood filmmaking in the ensuing years. Walsh consistently returns to the crisis of contemporary filmmaking and the inability, or unwillingness, of so many of today’s directors to see the world as it is and feel compelled to grapple with social reality as millions experience it.

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The Aesthetic Component of Socialism
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"Art expresses things about life, about people and about oneself that are not revealed in political or scientific thought; its great power consists in its ability to connect human beings, as though by invisible wires, at the most profound and intimate levels.

To become whole, human beings require the truth about the world, and themselves, that art offers."


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This lecture by the Arts Editor of the World Socialist Web Site, David Walsh is one of seven delivered to the 1998 international symposium Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century by the International Committee of the Fourth International in Sydney, Australia. Learn More
Art as the Cognition of Life: Aleksandr Konstantinovich Voronsky
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Voronsky was an outstanding figure of post-revolutionary Soviet intellectual life, editor of the most important literary journal of the 1920s in the USSR and a supporter of Trotsky and the Left Opposition in the struggle against Stalinism. He was executed by Stalin in 1937. A defender of the "fellow traveler" writers and an opponent of the Proletarian Culture movement, Voronsky was one of the authentic representatives of classical Marxism in the field of literary criticism in the twentieth century. Learn More
Literature and Revolution
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First published in 1924, these essays by Trotsky illuminate the problem of literary creation in the first workers state.

"Trotsky was perhaps the greatest representative in history of the Marxist school of literary criticism, which itself incorporated what was most farsighted in the aesthetic criticism produced by the bourgeois-democratic revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."

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Problems of Everyday Life
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Contains some of the most important articles
and speeches by Leon Trotsky on questions of everyday life, culture and education. The articles contained in the first section were first published in 1923 in the Soviet Union in the daily paper Pravda and also as a book.

This edition also contains a selection of Trotsky's writings on education and culture, science and technology and the materialist world outlook. Learn More
The Detroit Symphony Strike and the Defense of Culture in the US (PDF)
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Since April 2011 when the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra reluctantly returned to work after a bitter six-month strike, orchestras in more than a dozen American cities have faced lockouts and threats of bankruptcy.

Calling for the re-emergence of the “socially engaged artist,” Arts Editor of the World Socialist Web Site, David Walsh, places the Detroit Symphony musicians’ strike in its historical and cultural context. He addresses how the place of culture has changed in the past half century, and on what basis art and culture should be defended.

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Russian Revolutionary Posters
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This documentary volume was compiled by David King, the world’s preeminent collector and archivist of photographic and artistic material of the former Soviet Union. Learn More
Arts and Culture Bundle
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An absolutely unique set of works for those interested in the Marxist perspective on art and culture.

The new Arts bundle includes the just-published volume of The Sky Between the Leaves by World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh as well as his recently reprinted lecture The Aesthetic Component of Socialism. These works are the product of the decision by the International Committee of the Fourth International, following the dissolution of the USSR, to devote its resources to the cultural and intellectual as well as political development of the working class. The bundle also includes the volume by Left Oppositionist Aleksandr Voronsky, Art as the Cognition of Life.

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Hollywood Honors Elia Kazan: Filmmaker and Informer
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Elia Kazan, director of 19 feature films between 1945 and 1976, was one of the most prominent figures to turn informer during the anti-communist witchhunts of the early 1950s. In this eassy David Walsh, arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site, looks at the decision by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to grant Kazan an honorary award in 1999. Learn More
Detroit Disassembled
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Andrew Moore’s large format color photographs provide a dramatic and shocking glimpse into the utter decay of America’s former fourth largest city - the result of the decades-long deindustrialization of American capitalism. Learn More
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