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Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Stefan Collini


In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. The book focuses chiefly on writers, critics, historians, and journalists who occupied wider public roles as cultural commentators or intellectuals, as well as on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach such audiences. Among the figures discussed are T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, J. B. Priestley, C. S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, Nikolaus Pevsner, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Christopher Hi ... More

Keywords: literary criticism, public debate, essays, intellectuals, writers, historians, literary journalism, social criticism, biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758969
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Collini, author
Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge

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