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By Raymond Williams

This e-book extends the topic of Raymond Williams's prior paintings in literary and cultural research. He analyzes past contributions to a Marxist concept of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his personal process by way of outlining a idea of `cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature.

Williams strikes from a evaluate of the expansion of the ideas of literature and idealogy to a redefinition of `determinism' and `hegemony'. His incisive dialogue of the 'social fabric technique' of cultural task culminates in a second look of the issues of alignment and dedication and of the artistic perform in person authors and wider social groups.

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