Association of Proletarian-Revolutionary Authors

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The Association of Proletarian-Revolutionary Authors (German: Bund proletarisch-revolutionärer Schriftsteller) was a German cultural organisation established in 1928, at the time of the Weimar Republic. It was close to the Communist Party of Germany and published a magazine called Die Linkskurve.

Its members were divided into two groups: the so-called "bourgeois writers" and the so-called '"proletarian writers". The confrontation between the two groups led to a fierce struggle for power within the association, but also to a lively and fruitful cultural debate about the role and form of literature, in the attempt to overcome the 19th century bourgeois models and create a new "revolutionary" model. Important intellectuals of the time took part in the debate, such us Gyorgy Lukács, who was later to contribute to the development of Socialist realism.

The last issue of Die Linkskurve appeared in January 1933. After the Nazis took over power, the association still existed for some time, also in Prague, Paris, Wien, and Switzerland.

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