Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams : A Critical Reader

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Raymond Williams is widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war era. He wrote extensively across a wide range of subjects: from drama and the novel to politics, popular culture and mass communications. He was also a major novelist, well-known for books such as "Border Country" and "Second Generation". This volume of new and original essays, edited and introduced by Terry Eagleton, provides a critical appreciation of Raymond Williams' writings by those best acquainted with his work. Among the contributions are essays on Williams's work as a literary critic, as a student of popular culture, as a novelist and as an analyst of contemporary politics and society. It should be of interest to students and teachers of English literature, critical theory, cultural studies, sociology and politics.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 074560305X
  • 9780745603056

Table of contents

Introduction - Terry Eagleton 1. Raymond Williams and the "Two Faces of Modernism" - Tony Pinkney 2. Relating to Wales - Dai Smith 3. Politics and Letters - Stuart Hall 4. Towards 2000, or News From You Know Where - Francis Mulhern 5. Raymond Williams and the Italian Left - Fernando Ferrara A Photograpic Sketch compiled by Robin Gable 6. Hommage to Orwell: The Dream of a Common Culture, and other Minefields - Lisa Jardine and Julia Swindells 7. In Whose Voice? - The Drama of Raymond Williams - Bernard Sharratt 8. Jane Austen and Empire - Edward W.Said 9. Base and Superstructure in Raymond Williams - Terry Eagleton 10. The Politics of Hope: An Interview - Raymond Williams and Terry Eagleton 11. A Raymond Williams Bibliography - Alan O'Connor.show more

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