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Raymond Williams (1921 – 1988)

Highly influential Welsh socialist academic, novelist and critic.
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Every aspect of personal life is radically affected by the quality of general life, and yet the general life is seen at its most important in completely personal terms.
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If from poetry we expect a succession of signals for the release of miscellaneous private emotion we are likely to find Tears, Idle Tears valuable.
The gap between our feelings and our social observation is dangerously wide.

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To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing.
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Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language.
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We all like to think of ourselves as a standard, and I can see that it is genuinely difficult for the English middle class to suppose that the working class is not desperately anxious to become just like itself. I am afraid this must be unlearned.
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