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Book Title: Border Country|
The author of the book: Raymond Williams
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 579 KB
Edition: Parthian Books
Date of issue: January 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781902638812
Read full description of the books Border Country:What a beautiful book. It took me some time to get into it, but as I got used to the pace it began to dig deeply into my psyche. At some point I began to realise that this could well have been the autobiographical voice of my father, who became an academic, and who's own father was a signalman. It's billed as being a book about the general strike of 1926, but its much more than that. It's a history of a village and valley in which the subtle transitions and shifts of character and life are charted beautifully. That's not to say it isn't political; but the way Williams charts principle and questions of class and capitalism into the rhythms of life as it is lived is very touching. I didn't want it to end. I felt I was saying goodbye to a slower, harsher, kinder, truer world, and goodbye to my father all over again.
Read information about the authorRaymond Henry Williams was a Welsh academic, novelist, and critic. He taught for many years and the Professor of Drama at the University of Cambridge. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. His work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach. 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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