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Williams, Raymond

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Works: 689 works in 3,267 publications in 14 languages and 47,961 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Terminology  Forecasts  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Honoree, Interviewee
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Culture and society, 1780-1950 by Raymond Williams( Book )

210 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the idea of culture from the late 18th century to the present day
Keywords : a vocabulary of culture and society by Raymond Williams( Book )

166 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1976, Raymond Williams' highly acclaimed Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society is a collection of lively essays on words that are critical to understanding the modern world. In these essays, Williams, a renowned cultural critic, demonstrates how these key words take on new meanings and how these changes reflect the political bent and values of our past and current society. He chose words both essential and intangible--words like nature, underprivileged, industry, liberal, violence, to name a few--and, by tracing their etymology and evolution, grounds them in a wider political and cultural framework. The result is an illuminating account of the central vocabulary of ideological debate in English in the modern period. This edition features a new original foreword by Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Literature, University of Pittsburgh, that reflects on the significance of Williams' life and work. Keywords remains as relevant today as it was over thirty years ago, offering a provocative study of our language and an insightful look at the society in which we live"--
The country and the city by Raymond Williams( Book )

75 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our collective notion of the city and country is irresistibly powerful. The city as the seat of enlightenment, sophistication, power and greed is in profound contrast with an innocent, peaceful, backward countryside. By examining literature since the sixteenth century, Williams traces the development of our conceptions of these two traditional poles of life. His groundbreaking study casts the country and city as central symbols for conceptualizing the social and economic changes associated with capitalist development."--Publisher description
Drama from Ibsen to Brecht by Raymond Williams( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle - John Arden - Samuel Beckett - Bertolt Brecht - Anton Chekov - T.S. Eliot - Max Frisch - Christopher Fry - Henrik Ibsen - Federico Garcia Lorca; Eugene Ionesco - James Joyce - D.H. Lawrence - Luigi Pirandello - J-P Stare - G.B. Shaw - Sophocles - August Strindberg - J.M. Synge; Ernst Toller - Oscar Wilde - Tennesee Williams - W.B. Yeats - Zola - Antigone
Modern tragedy by Raymond Williams( Book )

78 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Tragic ideas (Tragedy and experience ; tragedy and the tradition ; tragedy and contemporary ideas ; tragedy and revolution ; Continuity) ; Modern tragic literature (From hero to victim (The making of liberal tragedy, to Ibsen and Miller) ; Private tragedy (Strindberg, O'Neill, Tennessee Williams) ; Social and personal tragedy (Tolstoy and Lawrence) ; Tragic deadlock and stalemate (Chekhov, Pirandello, Ionesco, Beckett) ; Tragic resignation and sacrifice (Eliot and Pasternak) ; Tragic despair and revolt (Camus, Sartre) ; A rejection of tragedy (Brecht)) ; Koba
George Orwell by Raymond Williams( Book )

81 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 8 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang, ud fra et marxistisk synspunkt, af George Orwell's (1903-1950) liv og forfatterrolle samt hans syn på bl. a. England, politik og klassesamfundet
The English novel; from Dickens to Lawrence by Raymond Williams( Book )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long revolution by Raymond Williams( Book )

123 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the theory of culture and historical studies of English cultural development
Television : technology and cultural form by Raymond Williams( Book )

94 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-first century TV offers an apparently endless stream of images, unfolding at high speed. We no longer watch individual programmes but flick between channels, absorbing a continuous flow of news, game shows, comedy, drama, movies, advertising and trailers. This text was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains prescient. Williams stresses the importance of technology in shaping the cultural form of television, while always resisting the determinism of the dictum that "the medium is the message". If the medium really is the message, he asks, what is left for us to do or say? Williams argues that we as viewers have the power to disturb, disrupt and to distract the logic of history and technology - not just because television is part of the fabric of our daily lives, but because new technologies continue to offer opportunities, momentarily outside the sway of transnational corporations or the grasp of media moguls, for new forms of self and political expression
George Orwell; a collection of critical essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven essays included are arranged so that Orwell's works may be studied in the general order in which they were written
Marxism and literature by Raymond Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 'cultural materialism' 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 of the creative practice in individual authors and wider social groups
Drama in performance by Raymond Williams( Book )

60 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams' reputation rests mainly on his contribution to literary and cultural studies, but he was also an important critic and theoretician in the field of drama. "Drama in Performance", first published in 1954, pioneered a method of dramaturgical rather than literary-critical analysis of plays, locating dramatic texts in the conditions and conventions of their original performance and reading them to disclose their performance potentialities. This method, which anticipated such contemporary developments as performance analysis and the semiotics of drama, is here applied to representative texts from key periods of the history of drama: the Greek stage, the medieval theatre-in-the-round and pageant-wagon, the Elizabethan public playhouse, London commercial theatres from the Restoration to the late 19th century, the naturalist stage of the Moscow Art Theatre, 20th century experimental drama, and contemporary film. This edition presents the text as Williams revised it in 1966.; In addition, it provides an updated bibliography of work in this field, a complete listing of all Williams' relevant writings, and a new Introduction (by Graham Holderness), which locates the book both within modern dramatic theory and criticism, and within Williams' own work and demonstrates its continuing challenge and relevance
The sociology of culture by Raymond Williams( Book )

71 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spirited introduction to the contemporary debate on the origin and evolution of culture, Professor Raymond Williams lays the foundation for a serious examination of the role of culture in human life. He investigates the relationship of culture to the social milieu as well as its effect on the consciousness and conduct of people in society. The Sociology of Culture demonstrates that while cultural conceptions sometimes persist over long periods, given artistic forms are specific to a single time and place, and are not reproducible under any other conditions. Williams's convincing analyses cover significant forms, genres, schools, and movements that have generally eluded conventional sociological method.--Back cover
Drama, from Ibsen to Eliot by Raymond Williams( Book )

67 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrik Ibsen - August Strindberg - Anton Chekhov - Bernard Shaw - J.M. Synge - Luigi Pirandello - Jean Anouilh - Yeats - T.S. Eliot - Antigone
Communications by Raymond Williams( Book )

111 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English drama : forms and development : essays in honour of Muriel Clara Bradbrook( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of modernism : against the new conformists by Raymond Williams( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding father of cultural theory posits a radical new direction for avant-garde art. Considered to be the founding father of British cultural theory, Williams was concerned throughout his life to apply a materialist and socialist analysis to all forms of culture, defined generously and inclusively as “structures of feeling.” In this major work, Williams applies himself to the problem of modernism. Rejecting stereotypes and simplifications, he is especially preoccupied with the ambivalent relationship between revolutionary socialist politics and the artistic avant-garde. Judiciously assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the modernist project, Williams shifts the framework of discussion from merely formal analysis of artistic techniques to one which grounds these cultural expressions in particular social formations. Animating the whole book is the question which Williams poses and brings us significantly closer to answering: namely, what does it mean to develop a cultural analysis that goes ”beyond the modern” and yet avoids the trap of postmodernism’s “new conformism”?--Publisher website
The year 2000 by Raymond Williams( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact--human communication and its history by Raymond Williams( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenses of imagination : Raymond Williams on science fiction, utopia and dystopia by Raymond Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The country and the city
Alternative Names
Raymond Williams britischer Wissenschaftler, Autor und Kritiker

Raymond Williams Brits filosoof

Raymond Williams scrittore e sociologo britannico

Raymond Williams sociólogo

Uilʹi︠a︡ms, R.

Uilʹi︠a︡ms, R. (Reĭmond)

Williams, Raymond

Williams, Raymond 1921-

Williams, Raymond 1921-1988

Williams, Raymond H. 1921-1988

Williams, Raymond Henry

Williams, Raymond Henry 1921-1988

Ρέιμοντ Γουίλιαμς

Раймонд Вільямс

Уильямс, Реймонд

ריימונד ויליאמס

ריימונד ויליאמס סופר בריטי

رايموند ويليامز، 1921-1988

ريمون وليامز

ریمنڈ ولیمز

ریموند ویلیامز نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

وليامز، رايموند، 1921-1988

وليمز، ريموند، 1921-1988

ਰੇਮੰਡ ਵਿਲੀਅਮਸ

റെയ്മണ്ട് വില്ല്യംസ്

윌리암즈, 레이몬드 1921-1988

윌리엄스, 레이먼드 1921-1988

윌리엄스, 레이몬드 1921-1988

윌리엄즈, 레이먼드 1921-1988

윌리엄즈, 레이몬드 1921-1988

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド 1921-1988

レイモンド・ウィリアムズ

威廉斯, 雷蒙徳

雷蒙·威廉斯

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Keywords : a vocabulary of culture and societyThe country and the cityModern tragedyThe long revolutionTelevision : technology and cultural formMarxism and literatureDrama in performanceThe sociology of culture