To Hell with Culture: Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature


The ways in which anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism have made an impact in British 20th-century literature are explored in this collection of critical essays. This radical and thus far under-considered topic is up for review now that traditional paradigms of leftist and radical thought are under reexamination and the Marxist tradition is being seen as an imposition on a situation that was always more various and complex than typical descriptions have admitted. These essays investigate the theory that in the early 20th century there were several currents of anarchist thought, ranging from extreme radicalism to effective conservativism, and that a good deal of the thinking and writing that has been classed as Marxist is in fact more accurately described as anarchist.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • H. Gustav Klaus
  • Stephen Knight
  • John Rignall
  • Heather Worthington
  • William K. Malcolm
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cardiff, Wales
Publication year:
  • 2005


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