- Words: 2815
- Length: 9 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 31019565
Bennett, Tony. Formalism and Marxism. Routledge, 2003.
In the United States, Marxist literary criticism was most important during the Great Depression in the 1930s, especially during the era of the Popular Front up to the Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939. Unlike formalists, Marxists were less concerned about the formal devices, construction style and structure of art and literature as opposed to its social and economic context and political relevance (3).