[Marxism] NEW TITLE & BOOK LAUNCH: Raphael Samuel - The Lost World of British Communism
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Thu Nov 16 09:48:31 MST 2006
RAPHAEL SAMUEL HISTORY CENTRE
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
THE LOST WORLD OF BRITISH COMMUNISM
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2006. 6.30 – 9 pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2 (just across from Liverpool Street station)
The Lost World of British Communism is a vivid account of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In the mid-1980s Raphael Samuel (1934 – 1996) published three essays in New Left Review on British Communism in the world of his youth in the 1940s and 1950s. Verso have now reprinted these in book form, together with an extensive bibliography of Samuel’s work, to mark the tenth anniversary of his death. A tour de force of historical writing, The Lost World of British Communism draws on novels, memoirs, interviews, Party literature and archives, as well as Samuel's own childhood recollections, to conjure up an era when the movement was at the height of its political and theoretical power.
A roundtable discussion of the book, with contributions from:
· Eric Hobsbawm
· Beatrix Campbell
· Kevin Morgan
· Jean McCrindle
This will be followed by a reception. There will be a display of items from the Raphael Samuel Archive. This event is co-hosted by the Bishopsgate Institute and Verso Books.
ALL WELCOME, FREE OF CHARGE. NO ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED.
To order the book: http://www.versobooks.com/books/nopqrs/s-titles/samuel_r_british_communism.shtml
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email: rowan at verso.co.uk
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