75 Years after the Death of Christopher Caudwell. On February 12, , Christopher Caudwell, a Marxist scholar and revolutionary, was killed by fascists in the. Christopher Caudwell is the pseudonym of Christopher St. John Sprigg a British Marxist writer, thinker and was born into a Roman Catholic famil. Under the pen-name of “Christopher Caudwell” he has written a boo which . 7 His wor, Christopher Caudwell: Towards a Dialectical Theory o f Literature.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The following year, his remarkable Studies in a Dying Culture was published posthumously. I cannot accept this conclusion.

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Caudwell published widely, writing criticism, poetry, short stories and novels. He died at a machine gun post, guarding the retreat of his comrades in the British Christopger of the International Brigade.

He made his way to Marxism and set about rethinking everything in light of it, from poetry to philosophy to physicslater joining the Communist Party of Great Britain in Poplar, London.

Christopher Caudwell (Author of Illusion and Reality)

Wikiquote has quotations related to: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But we would be foolish to expect much more of such a brief, intense and isolated intellectual episode. We agree with E. On February 12,Christopher Caudwella Marxist scholar and revolutionary, was killed by fascists in the valley of Jarama during the Spanish Civil War.


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75 Years after the Death of Christopher Caudwell

He was killed in action on 12 Februarythe first day of the Battle of the Jarama Valley. You can help by adding to it. That being said and tribute having been paid it is easy to tidy Caudwell away, as an episode in the pre-history of British Marxism.

Caudwell’s Marxist works were published posthumously. Retrieved from ” https: Much of his work was published posthumously. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

In addition to other posthumous works, a second volume, Further Studies in a Dying Culturewas published eleven years later. The first was Illusion and Realityan analysis of poetry.

Indeed, a new interrogation and appreciation of Caudwell is at hand. In December he drove an ambulance to Spain and joined the International Brigades there, training as a machine-gunner at Albacete before becoming a machine-gun instructor and group political delegate. His general viewpoint is best expressed by his famous statement in the foreword to Studies and Further Studies: This article does not cite any sources.


The image which comes to mind, involuntarily, is that of fire: Revolutionary Doctors reviewed on A World to Win. Cristopher moved with his father to Bradford and began work as a reporter for the Yorkshire Observer.

Views Read Edit View history. Thompson, writing in the edition of the Socialist Registerthat caudsell is a mistake to overlook Caudwell today. He was educated at the Benedictine Ealing Priory Schoolbut left school at the age of 15 after his father, Stanhope Sprigg, lost his job as literary editor of the Daily Express.

Studies in a Dying Culture played a significant part in the intellectual biography of my own generation. In other projects Wikiquote. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This section needs expansion. Unsourced material may cauewell challenged and removed.