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Williams, Raymond

Works: 882 works in 3,466 publications in 16 languages and 49,135 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Essays  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Terminology  Forecasts  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Compiler, Interviewee
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Culture and society, 1780-1950 by Raymond Williams( Book )

202 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,708 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 )

170 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,429 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"--
Television : technology and cultural form by Raymond Williams( Book )

104 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules, Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its
The country and the city by Raymond Williams( Book )

75 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of English literature in terms of changing attitudes towards country and city, Williams's study reveals the shifting images and associations between these two traditional poles of life throughout the major developmental periods of English culture
Modern tragedy by Raymond Williams( Book )

83 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the essence of tragedy and essays on modern tragic literature from Ibsen to Sartre
Drama from Ibsen to Brecht by Raymond Williams( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 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
George Orwell by Raymond Williams( Book )

84 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 8 languages and held by 1,755 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 )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long revolution by Raymond Williams( Book )

127 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the theory of culture and historical studies of English cultural development
Marxism and literature by Raymond Williams( Book )

66 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author analyzes 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
George Orwell; a collection of critical essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 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
The sociology of culture by Raymond Williams( Book )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 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 in performance by Raymond Williams( Book )

51 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 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
Drama, from Ibsen to Eliot by Raymond Williams( Book )

59 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and held by 954 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 )

114 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2000 by Raymond Williams( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raymond Williams was an enormously influential figure in late twentieth-century intellectual life as a novelist, playwright and critic, "the British Sartre", as The Times put it. He was a central inspiration for the early British New Left and a close intellectual supporter of Plaid Cymru. He is widely acknowledged as one of the "founding fathers" of cultural studies, who established "cultural materialism" as a new paradigm for work in both literary and cultural studies. There is a substantial secondary literature on Williams, which treats his life and work in each of these respects. But none of it makes much of his enduring contribution to utopian studies and science fiction studies.This volume brings together a complete collection of Williams's critical essays on science fiction and futurology, utopia, and dystopia, in literature, film, television, and politics, and with extracts from his two future novels, The Volunteers (1978) and The Fight for Manod (1979). Both the collection as a whole and the individual readings are accompanied by introductory essays written by Andrew Milner." -- BOOK JACKET
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Marxism and literature
Keywords : a vocabulary of culture and societyTelevision : technology and cultural formThe country and the cityModern tragedyThe long revolutionMarxism and literatureThe sociology of cultureDrama in performance
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

윌리엄스, 레이먼드 1921-1988

ウィリアムズ, レイモンド


威廉斯, 雷蒙徳