Culture as Politics: Selected Writings (Hardback)
  • Culture as Politics: Selected Writings (Hardback)
zoom

Culture as Politics: Selected Writings (Hardback)

(author), (editor)
£85.00
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 20/11/2017
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Considered by many to be the most innovative British Marxist writer of the twentieth century, Christopher Caudwell was killed in the Spanish Civil War at the age of 29. Although already a published writer of aeronautic texts and crime fiction, he was practically unknown to the public until reviews appeared of Illusion and Reality, which was published just after his death. A strikingly original study of poetry's role, it explained in clear language how the organising of emotion in society plays a part in social change and development.

Caudwell had a powerful interest in how things worked - aeronautics, physics, human psychology, language and society. In the anti-fascist struggles of the 1930s he saw that capitalism was a system that could not work properly and distorted the thinking of the age. Self-educated from the age of 15, he wrote with a directness that is quite alien to most cultural theory.

Culture as Politics introduces Caudwell's work through his most accessible and relevant writing. Material will be drawn from Illusion and Reality, Studies in a Dying Culture and his essay 'Heredity and Development'.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745337234
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 215 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'It is not difficult to see Caudwell as a phenomenon - as an extraordinary shooting-star crossing England's empirical night' -- E. P. Thompson
'The selection of writings presented here does justice to the richness of Caudwell's thought, and will introduce a whole new generation of readers to this remarkable thinker' -- Anindya Raychaudhuri, School of English, University of St Andrews
'A revealing set of texts by the most important British Marxist cultural critic before World War II, meticulously and lovingly edited by the greatest contemporary expert in the field. Indispensable' -- Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King's College University of London
Christopher Caudwell was a brief and breathtakingly brilliant presence in the world ... I commend Pluto for publishing these new editions and bringing Caudwell to the attention of new audiences' -- Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

You may also be interested in...

The Songlines
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Midnight in Sicily
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Culture and Imperialism
Added to basket
Eating Animals
Added to basket
Lords of the Horizons
Added to basket
The History of Sexuality: 1
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Religion and the Decline of Magic
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
Yorkshire's Strangest Tales
Added to basket
Danse Macabre
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.