Raymond Williams





Raymond Williams


Born
in Llanfihangel Crucorney, The United Kingdom
August 31, 1921

Died
January 26, 1988

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Raymond Henry Williams was a Welsh academic, novelist, and critic. He taught for many years and the Professor of Drama at the University of Cambridge. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. His work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach. Among his many books are Culture and Society, Culture and Materialism, Politics and Letters, Problems in Materialism and Culture, and several novels.

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Marxism and Literature

4.05 avg rating — 940 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Country and the City

4.08 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1973 — 11 editions
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Keywords: A Vocabulary of C...

4.13 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 1975 — 23 editions
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Culture and Society 1780-1950

4.09 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1958 — 8 editions
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Culture and Materialism

4.11 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Border Country

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3.89 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1988 — 10 editions
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Television: Technology and ...

3.88 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1974 — 13 editions
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The Long Revolution

4.13 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 61 — 9 editions
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Politics of Modernism: Agai...

3.81 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Modern Tragedy

3.86 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1966 — 10 editions
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More books by Raymond Williams…
“To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”
Raymond Williams

“[T]here are in fact no masses, but only ways of seeing people as masses.”
Raymond Williams, Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism

“From the late eighteenth century onwards, it is no longer from the practice of community but from being a wanderer that the instinct of fellow-feeling is derived. Thus an essential isolation and silence and loneliness become the carriers of nature and community against the rigours, the cold abstinence, the selfish ease of ordinary society.”
Raymond Williams, The Country and the City

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