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Raymond Williams: A Critical Reader

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Raymond Williams: A Critical Reader

Terry Eagleton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-745-60384-1 January 1991 Polity 240 Pages

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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.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

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.

6. Hommage to Orwell: The Dream of a Common Culture, and other Minefield: 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.

Note on Contributors.

Index.

1. This is the first volume on Raymond Williams who died in January 1988. Raymond Williams was one of the leading intellectuals of post-war Britain and has a world-wide reputation. 2. The contributors to the volume are well-known and include Terry Eagleton, Francis Mulhern, Edward Said, Stuart Hall, Lisa Jardine and Bernard Sharratt.