This book extends the theme of Raymond Williams's earlier work in literary and cultural analysis. He 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. Williams moves from a review of the growth of the concepts of literature and idealogy to a redefinition of determinism' and hegemony'. His incisive ...

Marxism and Literature 1978, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780198760610

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Marxism and Literature 1977, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198760566