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Williams, Raymond

Works: 638 works in 2,711 publications in 15 languages and 39,859 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Terminology  Forecasts  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, zxx, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 828.91209
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Culture and society, 1780-1950 by Raymond Williams( Book )

228 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,871 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 )

152 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,249 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"--
George Orwell by Raymond Williams( Book )

79 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 7 languages and held by 1,766 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 )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama from Ibsen to Brecht by Raymond Williams( Book )

64 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,681 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
Television : technology and cultural form by Raymond Williams( Book )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,629 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
Marxism and literature by Raymond Williams( Book )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,411 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
George Orwell; a collection of critical essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,301 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 country and the city by Raymond Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama in performance by Raymond Williams( Book )

53 editions published between 1954 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 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 )

66 editions published between 1952 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia una sociología de la cultura - Instituciones - Formaciones - Medios de producción - Identificaciones - Formas - Reproducción - Organización
Communications by Raymond Williams( Book )

106 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 915 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 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

51 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding father of cultural theory posits a radical new direction for avant-garde art
Contact--human communication and its history by Raymond Williams( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenguaje / Ferruccio Rossi-Landi / - Comunicación no verbal / Arthur D. Schulman / - Signos y símbolos / Donis A. Dondis / - Alfabeto y escritura / Jack Goody /
The year 2000 by Raymond Williams( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in society by Raymond Williams( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in materialism and culture : selected essays by Raymond Williams( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and letters : interviews with New Left Review by Raymond Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams made a central contribution to the intellectual culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. He was also one of the key figures in the foundation of cultural studies in Britain, which turned critical skills honed on textual analysis to the examination of structures and forms of resistance apparent in everyday life. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Introduced by writer Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters ranges across Williams's biographical development, the evolution of his cultural theory and literary criticism, his work on dramatic forms and his fiction, and an exploration of British and international politics. From the Trade Paperback edition
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Marxism and literature
Alternative Names
Raymond Williams britischer Wissenschaftler, Autor und Kritiker

Raymond Williams Brits filosoof

Raymond Williams scrittore e sociologo britannico

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

Уильямс, Реймонд

ריימונד ויליאמס

رايموند ويليامز، 1921-1988

ریموند ویلیامز نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

وليامز، رايموند، 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


Keywords : a vocabulary of culture and societyTelevision : technology and cultural formMarxism and literatureThe country and the cityDrama in performanceThe sociology of cultureEnglish drama : forms and development : essays in honour of Muriel Clara BradbrookThe politics of modernism : against the new conformists