Frank Benseler 1929–2021

Foto: Reinhard Rohlf


On December 22, sociologist, editor, and univeristy professor Frank Benseler died at the age of 92. Professor Benseler deserves high praise for publishing the works of György Lukács: he witnessed the creation and facilitated the publication of the philosopher’s late works, presided over the Internationale Georg-Lukács-Gesellschaft for many years, and edited the Lukács-Werkausgabe.

Although sudden changes in the Luchterhand Verlag – whose otherwise sensational series of works in Sociology, Soziologische Texte was also edited by Professor Benseler – interrupted the publication of the Werkausgabe, it was taken over by the Aisthesis Verlag.

We will honor his memory.