The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists

The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists

by Raymond Williams
     
 

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An impassioned exploration of the ambivalent relationship between revolutionary politics and modernist or avant-garde art.

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An impassioned exploration of the ambivalent relationship between revolutionary politics and modernist or avant-garde art.

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Village Voice
“Williams is the Western thinker who, along with Antonio Gramsci, has done most to enlarge our understanding of the political complexities of culture.”
Terry Eagleton
“A toughly analytic mind is fueled by the rich emotional resources of a creative writer.”
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“A toughly analytic mind is fueled by the rich emotional resources of a creative writer.”—Terry Eagleton

“Williams is the Western thinker who, along with Antonio Gramsci, has done most to enlarge our understanding of the political complexities of culture.”—Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859841617
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
10/17/1996
Series:
Classics Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.65(d)

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Terry Eagleton
A toughly analytic mind is fueled by the rich emotional resources of a creative writer.

Meet the Author

Raymond Williams (1921–1988) was for many years Professor of Drama at the University of Cambridge. 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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