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Lost World of British Communism

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Lost World of British Communism

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Lost World of British Communism by Raphael Samuel
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"The Lost World of British Communism" is a rare act of political remembrance without nostalgia, by one of postwar Britain's most notable historians. This extraordinary attempt at writing a new kind of history of the Communist Party of Great Britain - part social history, part memoir, part intellectual history - draws on novels and his own childhood recollections of London's East End as well as on memoirs and Party archives. In it, Samuel evokes the world of British Communism in the 1940s, when the movement was at the peak of its political and theoretical power, bringing together a remarkable group of Marxist historians. First published in the "New Left Review" between 1985 and 1987, "The Lost World of British Communism" was prophetic in raising questions over socialist motivation and collective identity in the mid-1980s, and warning of the dangers of an amnesiac surrender of the Communist past.

Author Biography

Raphael Samuel (1934-1996) was a tutor in History at Ruskin College, Oxford, and a founding editor of History Workshop Journal. In 1995 he became professor at the University of East London. Verso has also published the highly acclaimed Theatres of Memory, and the follow-up volume, Island Stories.
Release date Australia
October 26th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
224
Dimensions
210x140x27
ISBN-13
9781844671038
Product ID
1937079

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