ILLUSION AND REALITY A STUDY OF THE SOURCES OF POETRY By CHRISTOPHER CAUDWELL CONTENTS BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE INTRODUCTION. This book contains Christopher Caudwell’s treatise, “Illusion and Reality”. It is a work of Marxist literary criticism that develops the idea that each individual. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Christopher

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Set up a giveaway. His analysis of the sterility and factitiousness of late bourgeois culture is still dead on. Illusion and Reality was written quickly during the summer ofwhile Caudwell was in the process of a political conversion to Marxism. It is not easy reading. He invented an infinitely variable gear, the designs for which were published in the Automobile Engineer. On the last page: Many of his Poplar comrades were dockers, almost aggressively proletarian, and ilulsion little suspicious at first of the,quiet, well spoken young man who wrote books for a living out before long he was accepted as one of themselves, doing his share of whatever had to be done.


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Other editions – View all Illusion and reality: Illusion and Reality was published shortly after Caudwell’s death and was welcomed by Marxist critics who viewed Caudwell as something of a martyr.

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This is an important and worthwhile study, and relatively unsung. If you can keep an open mind, his analysis will offer new ways to think about poetry–its process and importance–but you will have to be patient as you wade through the polemics. He worked to the clock. Caudwell develops two main arguments in Illusion and Reality.

Caudwell moved with his fat Christopher Caudwell is the pseudonym of Christopher St. George rated it it was amazing May 25, He published five textbooks on aero nautics, seven detective novels, and some poems and short stories.

Caudwell, as did many Marxists of his generation, foresaw the imminent end of capitalism, and that is his only fundamental mistake that, and perhaps the industrialist vision that our relationship with Nature is necessarily one of struggle, rather than collaboration. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


He made his way to Marxism and set about rethinking everything in light of it, from poetry to philosophy to physics, later joining the Communist Party of Great Britain in Poplar, London. No eBook available Amazon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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What’s tragic is how much longer we seem to be doomed to accept it. The next two issues Summer and Autumn saw the publication of another twelve responses, all differing on the value of Caudwell’s theory. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He brings insights from various psychological theories, especially Freud and Jung of whom he is extremely criticaland The story behind this book is perhaps more interesting than the book itself.

Then he returned to London and joined a firm of aeronautical publishers, first as editor and later as a director.

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