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[Xmca-l] Re: Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria

Hi, yes Ulvi, thanks so much. As Mike points out the connection is not known at all and, to me, this link has meant the beginning of an inquiry for more of that, so thanks so much.
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Sent: 26 May 2017 01:18
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria

Thank you very much for pointing out the existence of this article, Ulvi.
It is great to see an archive-based account of this collaboration. The
LSV-Eisenshtein connection has come up before and may be mysterious for
people. This article provides a lot of background to why the collaboration.


On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:36 PM, Ulvi İçil <ulvi.icil@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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