What is Marxist Literary Criticism?

Marxist literary critics tend to look for tensions and contradictions within literary works.

This is appropriate because Marxism was originally formulated to analyze just such tensions and contradictions within society. Marxist literary critics also see literature as intimatel

y linked to social power, and thus their analysis of literature is linked to larger social questions.

Since Marxism is a belief system which can be used to analyze society at the grandest or most detailed level, Marxist literary criticism is ultimately part of a much larger effort to uncover the inner workings of society.

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