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Stephen Woodhams

Raymond Williams: From Wales to the World

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Edited by Stephen Woodhams

Raymond Williams came from Wales, and was brought up in a working-class family. These facts of place and class are the start of a thread which runs throughout his life and work. In Raymond Williams: From Wales to the World his writing, whether theoretical, historical, critical or as fiction has been treated as a single whole, recognising that his ideas were interwoven as a literary and intellectual engagement with Wales and the world over several decades.
This collection of essays, edited by Stephen Woodhams, serves to further engage and extend his ideas of class and society.


“...explores the cultural, political and intellectual implications of Williams’s own selfdescription as a ‘Welsh European’ ... (these) stimulating essays break valuable new ground in discussing the range of constituencies and contexts with which Williams engaged, and the particular formations out of which his writings emerged.”
Professor Daniel G. Williams, Swansea University

Raymond Williams: From Wales to the World offers significant insights into Williams as a ‘Welsh European’, who taking his ground in the border country, engaged the world beyond.” Yasuo Kawabata, Chair of Raymond Williams Kenkyukai (Society), Tokyo


Stephen Woodhams lives in East London where he has worked and written on Raymond Williams over a number of years. He is a Trustee of the Raymond Williams Foundation.