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History and ValueThe Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987$
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Frank Kermode

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780198122241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122241.001.0001

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On the Frontier

On the Frontier

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The literature of the Thirties is well known to have a special interest in borders and frontiers, and there flourished in some important writers a conscientious conviction that borders and frontiers must be crossed. The theme of sexual and social divisions in the Thirties is discussed. In the Thirties, the relation of the working class to literature was an urgent practical issue and not merely a problem of academic Marxist theory, as it is now. It is supposed that Caudwell's declaration of love for the proletariat was a version of pastoral. His desire for a consciousness so transformed reminds a lover that is possessed by the spirit of Tonka.

Keywords:   frontier, literature, Thirties, Marxist theory, Caudwell

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