Lucien Goldmann

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Lucien Goldmann (July 20, 1913 – October 8, 1970) was a French philosopher and sociologist of Jewish-Romanian origin. As a professor at the EHESS in Paris, he was an influential Marxist theorist. He was born in Bucharest, Romania, grew up in Botoşani, and died in Paris.

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Monographs[edit]

  • Mensch, Gemeinschaft und Welt in der Philosophie Immanuel Kants. Studien zur Geschichte der Dialektik., Zürich and New York: Europa, 1945. (German). Doctoral thesis presented to the University of Zürich.
    • La Communauté humaine et l'Univers chez Kant. Etudes sur la pensée dialectique et son histoire, Paris: PUF, 1948; rev.ed. as Introduction à la Philosophie de Kant, Paris: Gallimard, 1967. (French)
    • Immanuel Kant, trans. Robert Black, London: New Left Books, 1971.
  • Sciences humaines et philosophie, Paris: PUF, 1952; Paris: Gonthier, 1966; Paris: Gonthier, 1971. (French)
    • The Human Sciences and Philosophy, trans. Hayden V. White and Robert Anchor, London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
    • Humanitní vědy a filosofie, Prague: Svoboda, 1966. (Czech)
  • Le Dieu caché. Etude sur la vision tragique dans les 'Pensées' de Pascal et dans le théâtre de Racine, Paris: Gallimard, 1955. (French). Dissertation presented to the University de Paris.
    • The Hidden God: A Study of Tragic Vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the Tragedies of Racine, trans. Philip Thody, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1964; New York: Humanities Press, 1964.
    • Der verborgene Gott, Neuwied: Luchterhand 1973. (German)
  • Editor, Correspondance de Martin de Barcos, Abbé de Saint-Cryan, avec les abbesses de Port-Royal et les principaux personnages du groupe janséniste, Paris: PUF, 1956. (French). Complementary thesis for the Doctor of Letters, edited and presented by Goldmann to the Faculty des Lettres de l’Université de Paris.
  • Jean Racine, dramaturge, Paris: L’Arche, 1956; new ed. as Racine, Paris: L’Arche, 1970. (French)
    • Racine, trans. Alastair Hamilton, intro. Raymond Williams, Cambridge: Rivers Press, 1969.
  • Recherches dialectiques, Paris: Gallimard, 1959. (French). A collection of articles written or published between 1942-59.
  • Pour une sociologie du roman, Paris: Gallimard, 1964; Paris: Gallimard, 1965; Paris: Gallimard, 1973. (French)
    • Para una sociologia de la novela, trans. Jaime Ballesteros and Gregorio Ortiz, Ciencia Nueva, 1967; 2nd ed., Madrid: Ayuso, 1975. (Spanish)
    • Soziologie des modernen Romans, Neuwied: Luchterhand, 1970. (German)
    • Towards a Sociology of the Novel, trans. Alan Sheridan, London: Tavistock, 1975.
  • Die christliche Bürger und die Aufklärung, Hermann Luchterhand, 1968. (German)
  • Structures mentales et création culturelle, Paris: Anthropos, 1970. (French)
  • Marxisme et sciences humaines, Paris: Gallimard, 1970. (French)
  • Situation de la critique racinienne, Paris: L’Arche, 1971. (French)
  • La Création culturelle dans la société moderne, Paris: Denoël Gonthier, 1971. (French)
  • Lukàcs et Heidegger. Fragments posthumes établis et presentés par Youssef Ishaghpour, Paris: Denoël, 1973. (French)
  • Essays on Method in the Sociology of Literature, trans. & ed. William Q. Boelhower, St. Louis: Telos Press, 1980.

Bibliographies[edit]

  • Eduard Tell, "Bibliographie de Lucien Goldmann", Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie 3-4 (1973), Brussels.
  • "Lucien Goldmann: A Bibliography", compiled by Ileana Rodriguez and Marc Zimmermann, in Cultural Creation in Modern Society, 1977, pp 146-173.

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