Bounds, Philip. British Communism and the Politics of Literature, 1928-1939. London: Merlin Press, 2012.
Bounds, Philip. Orwell and Marxism: The Political and Cultural Thinking of George Orwell. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009.
Bounds, Philip; Berry, David; eds. British Marxism and Cultural Studies: Essays on a Living Tradition. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Notes on a Living Tradition, (Philip Bounds)
1. Science, Art and Dissent: Jack Lindsay and the Communist Theory of Culture, (Philip Bounds)
2. The New Left and the Emergence of Cultural Studies, (Alan OConnor)
3. Dialectics and the Fate of the Creative Individual: C.L.R. James, (David Berry)
4. From Folk to Jazz: Eric Hobsbawm, British Communism and Cultural Studies, (Philip Bounds)
5. The Gramscian Turn in British Cultural Studies: From the Birmingham School to Cultural Populism, (Steven Jones)
6. Blind Spots: Re-reading Althusser and Lacan in Cultural Studies, (Jason Barker)
7. Profit and Power: British Marxists on the Political Economy of the Media, (Enda Brophy and Vincent Mosco)
8. Them and Us in Contemporary Cultural Studies: Julian Stallabrass, Mike Wayne, Ben Watson, (David Renton)
Caesar, Adrian. Dividing Lines: Poetry, Class, and Ideology in the 1930s. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
Clark, John et al, eds. Culture and Crisis in Britain in the Thirties. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1979.
|James Klugmann||Introduction: The Crisis in the Thirties: A View from the Left||13|
|Iain Wright||F. R. Leavis, the Scrutiny Movement and the Crisis||37|
|David Margolies||Left Review and Left Literary Theory||67|
|Arnold Kettle||W. H. Auden: Poetry and Politics in the Thirties||83|
|Margot Heinemann||Louis MacNeice, John Cornford and Clive Branson: Three Left-Wing Poets||103|
|Peter Widdowson||Between the Acts? English Fiction in the Thirties||133|
|Carole Snee||Working-Class Literature or Proletarian Writing?||165|
|Betty Reid||The Left Book Club in the Thirties||193|
|André van Gyseghem||British Theatre in the Thirties: An Autobiographical Record||209|
|Jon Clark||Agitprop and Unity Theatre: Socialist Theatre in the Thirties||219|
|Ralph Bond||Cinema in the Thirties: Documentary Film and the Labour Movement||241|
|Bert Hogenkamp||‘Making Films with a Purpose’: Film-making and the Working Class||257|
|Notes on Contributors||271|
|Name and title index||273|
Croft, Andy, ed. A Weapon in the Struggle: The Cultural History of the Communist Party in Britain. London; Sterling, VA: Pluto Press, 1998.
1. James Barke: A Great-hearted Writer, a Hater of Oppression, a True Scot / H. Gustav Klaus
2. To Disable the Enemy: the Graphic Art of the Three Jameses / Robert Radford
3. Heirs to the Pageant: Mass Spectacle and the Popular Front / Mick Wallis
4. Notes From the Left: Communism and British Classical Music / Richard Hanlon and Mike Waite
5. Sylvia Townsend Warner in the 1930s / Maroula Joannou
6. An Intellectual Irrelevance? Marxist Literary Criticism in the 1930s / Hanna Behrend
7. King Street Blues: Jazz and the Left in Britain in the 1930s-1940s / Kevin Morgan
8. The Boys Round the Corner: the Story of Fore Publications / Andy Croft
9. The Edinburgh Peoples Festival, 1951-54 / Hamish Henderson
10. The Worlds Ill-Divided: the Communist Party and Progressive Song / Gerald Porter
11. The Sunshine of Socialism: the CPGB and Film in the 1950s / Bert Hogenkamp
Afterword / Paul Hogarth
Dworkin, Dennis. Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain: History, the New Left, and the Origins of Cultural Studies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Fox, Pamela. Class Fictions: Shame and Resistance in the British Working-Class Novel, 1890-1945. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994.
Hemingway, Andrew. Landscape Between Ideology and the Aesthetic: Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017. (Historical Materialism Book Series, 1570-1522; Volume 135)
The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in History and Theory, selected and introduced by Anna Green and Kathleen Troup. 2nd ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. The Houses of History: 2: Marxist Historians
Kaye, Harvey J. The British Marxist Historians: An Introductory Analysis. New York: Polity Press, 1984.
Macintyre, Stuart. A Proletarian Science: Marxism in Britain 1917-1933. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Paul, Ronald. Politics and the Novel: Three British Marxist Critics of the 1930s, Socialism and Democracy, Volume 16, No. 2, 2002, pp.163-181.
Pierson, Stanley. Marxism and the Origins of British Socialism: The Struggle for a New Consciousness. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press, 1973.
Rée, Jonathan. Proletarian Philosophers: Problems in Socialist Culture in Britain, 1900-1940. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.
Roberts, Edwin A. The Anglo-Marxists: A Study in Ideology and Culture. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997.
Note Postscript: Christopher Caudwell, Ghost of Marxisms Future, pp. 95-96, 101-102.
Rose, Jonathan. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001, 2003.
Sheehan, Helena. Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1985.
Introduction to 2nd edition (1993). pdf
New ed., with a new afterword by the author: London: Verso, 2018. (Radical Thinkers)
#083 Dialectical Materialism (From Alpha To Omega) [podcast, 55m 23s], February 11, 2018. Interview with Prof. Helena Sheehan about her book Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History.
Sheehan, Helena. Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism (New York: Monthly Review Press, March 2019), chapters 6 and 7.
National Liberation in an International Context-Counterpunch on Navigating the Zeitgeist reviewed by Mat Callahan, May 6, 2019.
Thompson, Willie, ed. Historiography and the British Marxist Historians. London; East Haven, CT: Pluto Press, 1995.
Werskey, Gary. The Visible College: The Collective Biography of British Scientific Socialists of the 1930’s. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1979.
Williams, Keith. Joyces Chinese Alphabet: Ulysses and the Proletarians, in Irish Writing: Exile and Subversion, edited by Paul Hyland and Neil Sammells (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991), pp. 173-187.
Twentieth Century Communism, No. 12: Communism and the Written Word, Spring 2017. Selected articles:
Ben Harker, Editorial: Communisms Print Culture [free]
Matthew Kavanagh, British Communism, Periodicals and Comprehensive Education, 1920-56 [free]
Glyn Salton-Cox, Polemics Pertinent at the Time of Publication: Georg Lukács, International Literature, and the Popular Front [not free]
Elinor Taylor, The Voice Speaking, Desired, Awaited: Jack Lindsays 1649, Textual Form and Communist Historiography [not free]
Osborne, Peter. On the Jackson Trail [Review of Proletarian Philosophers: Problems in Socialist Culture in Britain, 1900-1940 by Jonathan Ree], Radical Philosophy, no. 44, Autumn 1986, pp. 30-32.
Rée, Jonathan. Proletarian Philosophy: A Version of Pastoral?, Radical Philosophy, no. 44, Autumn 1986, pp. 3-7.
Casey, Fred. Method in Thinking: A Series of Popular Lectures. Manchester: South-East Lancashire Labour College, 1933.
Casey, Fred. Thinking: An Introduction to Its History and Science. London: The Labour Publishing Company Ltd., 1922.
Jackson, T. A. (Thomas Alfred). Dialectics: The Logic of Marxism. London, Lawrence and Wishart Ltd., 1936. Contents. Prologue.
See also Werskey.
Brown, Andrew. J. D. Bernal: The Sage of Science. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Clark, Ronald. J. B. S.: The Life and Work of J. B. S. Haldane. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968.
Goldsmith, Maurice. Joseph Needham: 20th-century Renaissance Man. Paris: UNESCO, 1995.
Goldsmith, Maurice. Sage: A Life of J. D. Bernal. London: Hutchinson, 1980.
Guest, David. David Guest, a Scientist Fights for Freedom (1911-1938): A Memoir, edited by Carmel Haden Guest. London: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd., 1939.
Hogben, Lancelot. Lancelot Hogben, Scientific Humanist: An Unauthorised Autobiography, edited by Adrian and Anne Hogben. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Merlin Press, 1998.
Swann, Brenda; Aprahamian, Francis; eds. J. D. Bernal: A Life in Science and Politics. London: Verso, 1999.
Winchester, Simon. The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Harper, 2008.
Filner, Robert E. Science and Marxism in England, 1930-1945, Science and Nature, no. 3, 1980, pp. 60-69.
Newman, Michael. John Strachey. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press; New York: Distributed by St. Martins Press, 1989.
Thomas, Hugh. John Strachey. London: Eyre Methuen; New York: Harper & Row, 1973.
Thompson, Noel. John Strachey: An Intellectual Biography. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1993.
Collected Poems. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1976.
The English Utopia. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1952, 1969.
The Everlasting Gospel: A Study in the Sources of William Blake. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1958.
History and the Imagination: Selected Writings of A. L. Morton, edited by Margot Heinemann and Willie Thompson. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1990.
Selected books (on cultural matters) by A. L. Morton are listed here. See below for more by and about Morton.
Anderson, John. Review of T. A. Jackson, Dialectics: The Logic of Marxism, and Its Critics: An Essay in Exploration ( Lawrence and Wishart, 1936: pp. 648).
Bounds, Philip. The Marxist Outsider: T.A. Jackson as Autobiographer and Critic, Socialism and Democracy, vol. 31, no. 2, 2017, pp. 122-144.
Jackson, T. A. Charles Dickens: The Progress of a Radical. Foreword by John Murray. New York: International Publishers, 1987.
Jackson, T. A. Dialectics: The Logic of Marxism, and Its Critics—An Essay in Exploration. New York: International Publishers, 1936. Contents. Prologue.
Jackson, T. A. Marx and Shakespeare, International Literature, no. 2, February 1936, p. 92-?.
Jackson, T. A. Old Friends to Keep: Studies of English Novels and Novelists. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1950.
Jackson, T. A. Solo Trumpet: Some Memories of Socialist Agitation and Propaganda. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1953.
Jackson, T. A. Walter Scott and his Historical Significance, International Literature, no. 8-9, August/September 1939, pp. 68-76.
Jackson, T. A.; with Sylvia Townsend Warner and Georg Lukács, Points from Letters, International Literature, no. 9, September 1938, pp. 100-101.
McLaughlin-Jenkins, Erin. Sounding the Trumpet: T.A. Jackson on Darwin, Marx, and Human Existence, in Evolutionary Economics and Human Nature, edited by John Laurent (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003), pp. 153-168.
Morton, A. L. T.A. Jackson, Morning Star, October 25, 1979, reprinted in History and the Imagination: Selected Writings of A.L. Morton, edited by Margot Heinemann and Willie Thompson (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990), pp. 307-309.
Morton, Vivien; Macintyre, Stuart. T. A. Jackson - Revolutionary and Working Class Intellectual: Centenary Appreciation 1879-1979. Our History, Pamphlet 73. London: Communist Party, 1979.
Thomas Alfred Jackson Archive (1879-1955)
"Bernard Shaw and the New Spirit," in Rebels and Their Causes: Essays in Honour of A. L. Morton, edited by Maurice Cornforth (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1978), pp. 83-102.
"Dickens and the Popular Tradition," in Marxists on Literature: An Anthology. edited by David Craig (Harmondsworth, England; Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1975) pp. 214-244.
Foreword to Crisis and Criticism and Selected Literary Essays, by Alick West, introduction by Elizabeth West. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1975. (Originally 1937.)
Hardy the Novelist: A Reconsideration [the W. D. Thomas Memorial Lecture, University College of Swansea, November 28, 1966]. Swansea: University College of Swansea, 1967. 15 pp.
An Introduction to the English Novel. 2 vols. London; New York: Hutchinson's University Library, 1951, 1953. Vol. 1: Defoe to George Eliot. Vol. 2: Henry James to the Present.
PART I: THE LAST VICTORIANS
I Introduction 9
II Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady 13
III Samuel Butler : The Way of All Flesh 35
IV Thomas Hardy : Tess of the D'Urbervilles 49
PART II: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
THE FIRST QUARTER
I Introduction 63
II Joseph Conrad : Nostromo 67
III Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Woolf 82
Arnold Bennett : The Old Wives' Tale 85
H. G. Wells : Tono Bungay 89
John Galsworthy: The Man of Property 95
Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse 100
IV D. H. Lawrence : The Rainbow 111
V James Joyce : Ulysses 135
VI E. M. Forster : A Passage to India 152
PART III: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
THE SECOND QUARTER
I Introduction 165
II Aldous Huxley : Point Counter Point 167
III Graham Greene : The Heart of the Matter 170
IV Joyce Gary: Mister Johnson 177
V I. Compton-Burnett : A Family and a Fortune 184
VI Henry Green : Party Going 190
Notes and References 198
Reading List 202
Literature and Liberation: Selected Essays, edited by Graham Martin and W. R. Owens, introductory essay by Dipak Nandy. Manchester: Manchester University Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
Editors’ preface vi
Arnold Kettle and English Marxist literary criticism
Dipak Nandy 1
The progressive tradition in bourgeois culture 21
The artist and politics 35
The Mental Traveller 51[-58]
From Hamlet to Lear 59
Bernard Shaw and the new spirit 83
W. H. Auden: poetry and politics in the thirties 95
The precursors of Defoe:
Puritanism and the rise of the novel 117
In defence of Moll Flanders 127
Dickens and the popular tradition 140
Our Mutual Friend 168
Felix Holt the Radical 181
Beauchamp's Career 197
What is Kim? 213
Sources and acknowledgements 225
Man and the Arts: A Marxist Approach by Arnold Kettle and V. G. Hanes. New York: The American Institute for Marxist Studies, 1968. (Occasional Paper No. 8)
I. Man and the Arts, by Arnold Kettle 1-16
II. Frye’s Theory of Literature and Marxism, by V. G. Hanes 17-33
"The Progressive Tradition In Bourgeois Culture," in Radical Perspectives in the Arts, edited by Lee Baxandall (Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1972), pp. 159-174.
"W. H. Auden: Poetry and Politics in the Thirties," in Culture and Crisis in Britain in the Thirties, edited by John Clark (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1979), pp. 83-102.
Mrs Dalloway. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1973
Sentimental Education: a Study Guide. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1976.
A Study Guide to Stendhal's Scarlet and Black (1830). Bletchley, Bucks: Open University Press, 1971.
William Blake: (1757-1827). Bletchley, Bucks: The Open University Press, 1972.
Kettle, Arnold, ed. The Nineteenth-Century Novel: Critical Essays and Documents [for the Open University Nineteenth-Century Novel and Its Legacy Course Team]. London: Heinemann Educational, 1972. Introduction.
Kettle, Arnold, ed. Shakespeare in a Changing World: Essays. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1964.
THE SOUL OF THE AGE: TOWARDS A HISTORICAL APPROACH TO SHAKESPEARE 17
HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN SHAKESPEARE 43
V. G. Kiernan
SHAKESPEARE AND POLITICS 65
HENRY V AND HISTORY 84
J. K. Walton
OTHELLO AND THE DIGNITY OF MAN 123
G. M. Matthews
FROM HAMLET TO LEAR 146
THE REALISM OF ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 172
LOVE AND SOCIETY: MEASURE FOR MEASURE AND OUR OWN TIME 195
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM 217
THE WINTER’S TALE AND JACOBEAN SOCIETY 233
SOME CURRENT USES OF “SHAKESPEARIAN” 253
The Uses of Fiction: Essays on the Modern Novel in Honour of Arnold Kettle, edited by Douglas Jefferson and Graham Martin. Milton Keynes, England: Open University Press, 1982.
Crisis and Criticism and Selected Literary Essays, foreword by Arnold Kettle, introduction by Elizabeth West. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1975. (Originally 1937.)
1 'We' and 'I' 17
2 Romantic Criticism 20
3 T. S. Eliot: The Waste Land 31
4 T. S. Eliot as Critic 37
5 Herbert Read: Surrealism 47
6 I. A. Richards 54
7 A Sacrifice of Intellect 66
8 Marx and Romanticism 68
9 Continuation of Romanticism 73
10 Language and Rhythm 75
11 Idiom 81
12 Form 85
13 Form and Content 94
14 The Relativity of Literary Value 100
15 James Joyce: Ulysses 104
John Bunyan 131
Daniel Defoe 178
Walter Pater 229
Jonathan Swift 242
D. H. Lawrence 259
Bibliography of published works by Alick West 283
"Form," in Marxism and Art: Essays Classic and Contemporary, selected and with historical and critical commentary by Maynard Solomon (New York: Vintage Books, 1973), pp. 492-501 (including ed.'s introduction).
“A Good Man Fallen Among Fabians”. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1950. vii, 172 pp. Chapter VI: Protestant Anarchism, pp; 67-79. (Main treatment of Ibsen: pp. 72-79.)
The Mountain in the Sunlight: Studies in Conflict and Unity. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1958.
One Man in His Time: An Autobiography. London: Allen & Unwin, 1969.
"The Relativity of Literary Value" (1937), in Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader, edited by Terry Eagleton and Drew Mile (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996), pp. 103-106.
Cornforth, Maurice, ed. Rebels and Their Causes: Essays in Honour of A. L. Morton. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1978.
Cornforth, Maurice. A. L. Morton—Portrait of a Marxist Historian, pp. 7-19.
Lindsay, Jack. Ebenezer Jones, 1820-1860 — An English Symbolist, pp. 151-175.
Kettle, Arnold. Bernard Shaw and the New Spirit, pp. 209-220.
Lewis, John. Marxism and Modern Idealism. New York: International Publishers, 1945.
Lewis, John. Marxism and the Irrationalists. London: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd., 1955.
I Idealism and Materialism, What are they? 1 II Why Berkeley was wrong 10 III The Refutation of Mechanistic Materialism 28 IV What is Matter? 40 V The Rational Order of Nature 46 VI The Roots of Sanity 53 VII The Nature of the Supernatural 61 VIII Witchcraft and the Professors 72 IX The Death and Resurrection of Idealism 84 X Science and the System of Nature 98 XI Fact or Fiction 110 XII Marxism and the Changing World 124 XIII Man and Nature 132
Lewis, John. Marxism and the Open Mind. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1957.
Scott-Brown, Sophie. The Histories of Raphael Samuel: A Portrait of a Peoples Historian. Acton: ANU Press [Australian National University], 2017. (ANU Lives Series in Biography) HTML PDF
Strachey, John. Literature and Dialectical Materialism. New York: Covici, Friede, 1934.
Thomson, George. Aeschylus and Athens: A Study of the Social Origins of Drama. 3rd ed. New York: The Universal Library, 1968. (Orig. 1940.)
Thomson, George. The First Philosophers: Studies in Ancient Greek Society. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1972. (First published 1955, 2nd ed. 1961, reprinted with corrections, 1972.)
Samuel, Raphael. British Marxist Historians 1880-1980. Part I, NLR I, no. 120 March-April 1980, pp. 21-96.
Why E.P. Thompson is My Hero (E.P. Thompsons Universe of Knowledge) by R. Dumain
E.P. Thompson on William Blake & Intellectual Traditions
Arguments Within English Marxism: Utopias by Perry Anderson (from Arguments Within English Marxism, 1980)
Raymond Williams on Henrik Ibsens The Wild Duck (1952)
The bourgeois living room drama: from Naturalism to Expressionism (1988) by Raymond Williams
Ideology by Raymond Williams
Engels on the British Ideology: Empiricism, Agnosticism, & Shamefaced Materialism
Engels (& Borges) on Carlyle
Carlyle and the Idea of the Modern: Studies in Carlyles Prophetic Literature and Its Relation to Blake, Nietzsche, Marx, and Others by Albert J. LaValley
Christopher Caudwell: Selected Bibliography
Maurice Cornforth (1909-1980) Study Guide
A Checklist of Jack Lindsays Books by John Arnold, with additions by R. Dumain
Marxist Aesthetics: Anthologies in English
Intellectual Life in Society, Conventional and Unconventional: A Bibliography in Progress
Marx and Marxism Web Guide
Second International Marxism, German Social Democracy, Austro-Marxism: Selected Secondary Bibliography
Philosophy and the Division of Labor: Selected Bibliography
Salvaging Soviet Philosophy (1)
Wittgenstein, Marxism, Sociology, Politics: An Annotated Bibliography
Communist Party Historians Group
CPGB Bibliography (Communist Party of Great Britain) by Dave Cope (2008)
Our History Digital Archive (Socialist History Society). Some articles:
Tom Mann 1890-92 by Dona Torr & E. P. Thompson (#26/27)
Shakespeare's Idea of History by A. L. Morton (#33)
Leveller Democracy- Fact or Myth? by A. L. Morton (#51)
T. A. Jackson - Revolutionary and Working Class Intellectual: Centenary Appreciation 1879-1979 by Vivien Morton & Stuart Macintyre (#73)
Graham Stevenson - Books, pamphlets, articles and speeches
The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
Marxism Today, October 1957 to November 1998
The Anglo-Soviet Journal, January 1940 to May 1974
BANNEDTHOUGHT.NET: British Publications
Independent Radical Publishers | Lawrence & Wishart
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Prof Kevin Morgan
The same mould or different moulds? Reflections on a prosopography of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) by K. Morgan, Bruno Groppo, Berthold Unfried; Editors
The Houses of History: 2: Marxist Historians
Raphael Samuel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communism and an International Language by Mark Starr
Note: This bibliography so far focuses on those figures associated at some point with the Communist Party of Great Britain. The proletarian autodidactic tradition prior to the emergence and dominance of the CPGB is included. The Australian Jack Lindsay is included, as he migrated to Britain and was a party member. British Trotskyists and others outside of the CPGB orbit, as well as others from the Commonwealth who lived in Britain, such as C.L.R. James (who was associated with the Trotskyist movement in the 1930s and 1940s), are not included.
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