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[Xmca-l] Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria



https://marxismocritico.com/2014/09/26/eisenstein-vygotsky-lurias-project/

I knew already from Autobiography the friendship between the three.

It is really incredibly nice that they knew each other, they discussed,
they projected...

It is really fantastic as if you bring them and make them live in the same
decades.

It is also very interesting that Vygotsky was the one who tried to persuade
Eisenstein not to reject art.

In such instances, I feel myself frozen in the face of such wonderful facts.

This occurs when I am face to face with intellectual, artistic, scientific
figures, human beings who, like revolutions, make live humanity such leaps
that can never occur in "normal" times.

And moreover, it is such a pity that these giants, after their physical
disappearences, are handled by other people during years and years
sometimes so vulgarly and in such a mediocr manner that these giants are
made dwarfs consciously or unconsciously.

One such case is about Nazim Hikmet and Lenin.

Why people who are sincere followers of these giants are so incapable of
continuing on the same path consistently and in fidelity?

Why they misinterpret and/or are complete incapable of interpreting them
creatively?

It is understandable why some some insist not to see in Nazim Hikmet the
class determination, October Revolution, Lenin, Leninism and bolshevism,
anti imperialism and in Lenin determination for a socialist revolution but
why
some others are so few to see the original content in their work in
fidelity?

This is what is condemning humanity's thinking to a regression.

I think that Nazim Hikmet and Lenin are so badly read universally and
another  instance is that in one of our communications Bella told me that
people restrict themselves to mention only to people of the last 15 years
but do not extend until examples like Luria.

I firmly believe the essential, fundamental reason in all of them  is the
following: that the mechanisms of capitalism do not allow or restrain
people to think in a revolutionary way, in poetry, in neuropsychology, in
cinema, in art theory and in politics.

Because I believe that great leaps come with great social revolutions.
Then, after the waters calm down, people move on more ordinary paths.

"In later recalling his plans to work with Vygotsky, Eisenstein wrote
that he had had a strong affection for “this wonderful man with the
strangely
cropped hair. It seemed to have grown out permanently, as after typhus or
another illness when the head is shaved. Gazing out at the world from under
this strange array of hair were the eyes, clear and transparent as the sky,
of
one of the most brilliant psychologists of our time” (The Grundproblem,
note 1)


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