The Country and the City
As a brilliant survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams' highly-acclaimed study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English culture.
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A great mix of literary criticism - his readings of G. Eliot and Dickens are particularly impressive - history and political agitation. Williams starts with a discussion of the pastoral mode, which is ... Read full review
As with a number of Raymond Williams. works The Country and The City has recently been republished.
A new Edition, with a new Forward is available from Spokesman Books at,
Full details of recently republished works of Raymond Williams books are available at,
and an extended review of the works at.
Additionally in 2013 Culture and Society has also been republished by Spokesman Books and further reviews of this and the other republished works will appear later this year.
A new edition of Border Country was published by Parthian in 2006 with a Forward by Dai Smith; http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/border-country
With the appearance again of these works, a new generation are now able to engage with a thinker and writer who crossed the divides of fiction and non-fiction, but whose work must be understood as of a single whole if the depth of his insight is to be fully appreciated. further work on understanding of the writer has been made possible with the opening of the Raymond Williams Papers, archived at Swansea University, details of which may be found at, http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/raymond-williams-collection-report
An on-line catalogue to the Papers is at, http://archives.swan.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=WWE%2f2
Based on the book and with Raymond Williams, is the film The Country and The City by the renown Producer and Director Mike Dibb, details of which can be found at, http://www.mikedibb.co.uk/films_on_writers/index.html
Country and City
A Problem of Perspective
Pastoral and CounterPastoral
Town and Country
Their Destiny their Choice
The Morality of Improvement
The Shadowed Country
Wessex and the Border
Cities of Darkness and of Light
2o The Figure in the City
The Border Again
The City and the Future
Bred to Till the Earth
1o Enclosures Commons and Communities
Three around Farnham
The Green Language
Change in the City
People of the City