williams at saffron walden
raymond henry williams
31 august 1921
|died||26 january 1988 (aged 66)|saffron walden
|alma mater||trinity college, cambridge|
|notable students||terry eagleton|
raymond henry williams (31 august 1921 – 26 january 1988) was a welsh marxist theorist, academic, novelist and critic. he was an influential figure within the new left and in wider culture. his writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature made a significant contribution to the marxist critique of culture and the arts. some 750,000 copies of his books have sold in uk editions alone and there are many translations available. his work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach.