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Introduction

  • W. John Morgan
  • Peter Preston
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Abstract

The tributes following the death of Raymond Williams in January 1988 made large claims for his standing and significance. Francis Mulhern described him as ‘the outstanding intellectual in British culture this century’, while Stuart Hall argued that his work represented ‘the most sustained engagement with the central domains of English cultural life’.1 Terry Eagleton wrote of his transformation of socialist cultural studies from ‘the relative crudity of 1930s Marxism to an impressively rich, subtle and powerful body of theory’, a point echoed by Mary Joannou, who further argued that this body of work ‘has no equivalent in English this century’.2

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  1. 3.
    Raymond Williams, The Country and the City (London: Chatto and Windus, 1973) pp. 5–6.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Raymond Williams, Politics and Letters: Interviews withNew Left Review’ (London: Verso, 1979) p. 309.Google Scholar
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    J. P. Ward, Writers of Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1981) p. 5.Google Scholar
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    Raymond Williams, ‘Welsh Culture’, in Culture and Politics: Plaid Cymru’s Challenge to Wales (Cardiff: Plaid Cymru, 1975) p. 8.Google Scholar
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    Raymond Williams, ‘The Importance of Community’, in Resources of Hope (London: Verso, 1989) p. 113.Google Scholar
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    E. J. Hughes, ‘Wales and the International System’, in W. J. Morgan (ed.), The Welsh Dilemma: Some Essays on Nationalism in Wales (Llandybie: Christopher Davies, 1973) p. 119.Google Scholar
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  8. Alan O’Connor, Raymond Williams: Writing, Culture, Politics (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989)Google Scholar
  9. Nicholas Tredell, Uncancelled Challenge: The Work of Raymond Williams (Nottingham: Pauper’s Press, 1990)Google Scholar
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  11. 36.
    Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution (London: Chatto and Windus, 1961) p. xiv.Google Scholar

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