[Marxism] Rymond Williams

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 28 07:40:29 MDT 2008


Upwards and Onwards
Stefan Collini: On Raymond Williams

     * Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale by Dai Smith

“When Raymond Williams died suddenly, aged 66, in January 1988, 
estimations of him were sharply divided. There were those who regarded 
him as a deservedly influential literary and cultural critic, a major 
socialist theorist and an exemplary instance of the union of 
intellectual seriousness and political purpose. There were others who 
thought he had for too long enjoyed an inflated reputation, that he was 
a muddy thinker and verbose writer who had been swept to a form of 
cultural celebrity by the vogue for working-class sentimentalism in the 
1960s and lefter-than-thou self-righteousness in the 1970s.”

full: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n15/coll01_.html




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