Raymond Williams

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 9, 1998 - Social Science - 368 pages
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In his life, Raymond Williams played many parts: child of the Black Mountains, inspirational adult lecturer, Cambridge professor, folk hero and guru of the left. After his death, he has remained a symbolic figure and his classic works, Culture and Society, The Long Revolution, The Country and the City continue to inspire new generations all over the world.
In this first major biography, Fred Inglis has spoken to those who knew this complex and charismatic man at every stage of his life, from his boyhood in the Welsh border country to his brief years of retirement. Through their voices and his own passionate stories and at times combative engagement with his subject, he tells of a story of a life not just for its time but for our own. After Thatcher and Reagan and the Cold War, Williams still has much to teach us about the nature of a good and just society and about the constant struggle to attain it.

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The work of Raymond Williams displays an unceasing concern to elucidate the modern concept of ‘culture’ as the expression, in both high and popular modes, ...
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Raymond Williams had completed it to mediaeval times when he died in 1988. It was prepared for publication by his wife Joy Williams. ...
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RAYMOND WILLIAMS: REVITALISING THE LEFT?
Raymond Williams deserves a better memorial than this. Author Fred Inglis claims to be a devout fan but his respectful tone only half hides his sneers. ...
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About the author (1998)

Fred Inglis is the author of more than twenty books, including "People's Witness: The Journalist in Modern Politics" and "The Cruel Peace: Everyday Life and the Cold War" (Basic). He is professor emeritus of cultural studies at the University of Sheffield.

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