9780198760610

Marxism and Literature

  • ISBN 13:

    9780198760610

  • ISBN 10:

    0198760612

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/16/1978
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This book extends the theme of Raymond Williams's earlier work in literary and cultural analysis. He analyses previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'culturalmaterialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature. Williams moves from a review of the growth of the concepts of literature and idealogy to a redefinition of 'determinism' and 'hegemony'. His incisive discussion of the 'social material process' of cultural activity culminates in a re-examination of the problems of alignment and commitment and ofthe creative practice in individual authors and wider social groups.

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