Education Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Dec  2021, Pages 45-53; DOI:

A Preliminary Study of Marx and Engels’ Literary and Artistic Thoughts

Education Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Dec  2021, Pages 45-53.


Tianyue Wu 1* , Jinzhou Wang 1

1 School of Marxism, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China

Received: 22 August 2021; Accepted: 31 August 2021; Published: 10 September 2021

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Marx and Engels were mainly engaged in the creation of scientific socialism and communism theory system and the practice of proletarian revolution. Although there is no literary work that indicates that they specialize in literature, aesthetics, literature and art, but in the huge articles, treatises, letters and other documents left in their lives, the complete literary thought system of Marx and Engels’ system will be found. Before intensively reading the literature of Marx and Engels’ literary thought, it is necessary to study the background, development stage and theoretical source of Marx and Engels’ literary thought. This article will start from these three directions, as a preliminary exploration of the study of Marx and Engels’ literary thoughts.


Marx and Engels’ Literary Thought, Literary Thought, Literary Theory, Marxist Literary Theory


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