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To Hell with Culture


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John Rignall (Warwick University) Joseph Conrad: Anarchism, Nihilism and Irony; Maurizio Ascari (Bologna University) Anarchism and Early Modernism; Paul Gibbard (Oxford University) G. K. Chesterton, Anarchism and The Man Who Was Thursday; Stephen Knight (Cardiff University) Anarcho-Syndicalism in Welsh Industrial Fiction; Keith Dixon (Lyon University) The Gospel According to Saint Bakhunin: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Libertarian Communism; Raimund Schaffner (Heidelberg University) Ralph Bates and the Representation of the Spanish Anarchists; Kathleen Bell (De Montfort University) Red Ethel: The Influence of Emma Goldman on Ethel Mannin; Uwe Zagratzki (Oldenburg University) The Moral Vision of Herbert Read; Valentine Cunningham (Oxford University) Sidney Street, the Litvinoffs, Iain Sinclair and East End Imaginations; David Goodway (Leeds University) Anarchism in the Fiction of Alex Comfort and Aldous Huxley; H. Gustav Klaus (Rostock University) Anti-Authoritarianism in the Later Fiction of James Kelman; Ian A. Bell (Swansea University) Anarchy is the New Rock and Roll: Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner and Recent Scottish Fiction; Katie Gramich (Open University) Anarchism in the new wave of Welsh fiction; Heiner Becker (Amsterdam University) The Development of Anarchist Thought in the Twentieth Century; Christian Schmidt-Kilb (Rostock University) (Post) Modernism, or the Cultural Logic of Anarchism?

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H. Gustav Klaus is Professor of English at the University of Rostock. Stephen Knight is Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University.


'This is a book about political fiction but without a gothic pinnacle in sight, which is a welcome relief ... pragmatic, universalist quality ... ' Planet "...fills a real gap and is a deeply engaging work that offers a lucid explanation of the impact of the anarchist movement on British literature of the past century." Carolyn Perry, Westminster College, Missouri "Readers interested in anarchist fiction and thought, as well as anybody curious about the relationship between politics and literature, will find in To Hell with Culture new insights and critical evaluations alike." Gerd Bayer (Erlangen), Journal for the Study of British Cultures 12.2 "Its contents provide a range of useful insights into the possibly undervalued presence of anarchist thought in literature." TLS

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