Culture as Politics: Selected Writings
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ISBN : 9780745337227
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'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 '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 'It is not difficult to see Caudwell as a phenomenon - as an extraordinary shooting-star crossing England's empirical night' -- E. P. Thompson

Christopher Caudwell (1907-1937) was the pen-name of Christopher St. John Sprigg, a British Marxist poet, writer and thinker. He joined the Communist Party in 1935, and soon became a dedicated grassroots activist, continuing his writing, even though none of his Marxist works were printed during his lifetime. In 1936, he left for Spain to join the International Brigade in the anti-fascist struggle against Franco. He was killed by the fascists in the valley of Jarama, February 12th 1937, during his first day of battle. David Margolies is Emeritus Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the editor of the cultural politics journal Red Letters, edited Writing the Revolution: Cultural Criticism from Left Review (Pluto Press, 1998) and is the author of Monsters of the Deep: Social Dissolution in Shakespeare's Tragedies (MUP, 1992).

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