Georg Lukacs was born in Hungary in 1885 and died there in 1971. A leading communist militant and a foremost Marxist philosopher, he was also, in 1919 and 1956, a government minister. His other books include History and Class Consciousness, The Historical Novel, Political Writings, and Record of a Life.
"Far and away the most talented philosopher among 20th-century Marxists, and...their most penetrating critic of contemporary culture." New York Times"