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Aleksandr Voronsky, David Walsh, Joseph Kishore

Arts & Culture Bundle

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A unique set of works on the Marxist perspective on art and culture, including A. Voronsky’s Art as the Cognition of Life and works by WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh.

Art as the Cognition of Life

The Aesthetic Component of Socialism

The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit

The Sky Between the Leaves: Film Reviews, Essays and Interviews 1992 - 2012

A unique collection 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.

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A unique set of works for those interested in the Marxist perspective on art and culture. The Arts and Culture bundle includes The Sky Between the Leaves (paperback) by World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh as well as his 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 includes the extraordinary work by Left Oppositionist Aleksandr Voronsky, Art as the Cognition of Life.

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Art as the Cognition of Life

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The Aesthetic Component of Socialism

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The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit

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The Sky Between the Leaves: Film Reviews, Essays and Interviews 1992 - 2012

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Aleksandr Voronsky (1884-1937) was the editor of the most important literary journal in the Soviet Union during the 1920s – Red Virgin Soil – and a major figure in Soviet intellectual life during that period.

He joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1904 and played an active role in revolutionary politics in Tsarist Russia. Arrested on two occasions for his activity, he spent time in both solitary confinement and in exile. Around the time of the October 1917 Revolution, he played a central role in leading the Bolsheviks to power in Odessa.

Voronsky was a Left Oppositionist and a supporter of Leon Trotsky in the struggle against Stalin and the rising Soviet bureaucracy. He was a defender of “fellow-traveler”writers and an opponent of the Proletarian Culture movement.

In the late 1920s, Voronsky was expelled from the Communist Party, arrested, and sent into exile. He was re-arrested and executed in 1937 during Stalin’s terror. The Stalinist bureaucracy removed his books from Soviet libraries and virtually erased him from Soviet history.

Voronsky was rehabilitated in 1957, after which heavily censored collections of his writings were published in the Soviet Union.

David Walsh is from New York City and has been arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site since its launch in January 1998. He has been a full-time socialist journalist since 1991, writing extensively about films and filmmakers. In addition, he has examined the roots of the present crisis in art in a number of essays and talks. He also writes about contemporary politics, as well as cultural and historical issues.

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