Writing during the fraught post World War Two period, Raymond Williams found his voice as a novelist, playwright and television commentator as well as a literary and cultural theorist. Greatly concerned with notions of class, Williams sought to expand the traditional literary canon and understand literature through a complex relation of social forces and ideology, rather than isolated, individual readings.
Emphasising the significance of Raymond Williams in a variety of fields, Sean Matthews’ analysis includes:
Illustrating the argument with examples from literature, television and the media, this concise guide is essential for any student of literature, media, social or cultural studies.Über den Autor:
Sean Matthews is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published widely on cultural theory and twentieth century literature.
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