Maycroft, Neil (2004) Satirising the bourgeois worldview: Patrick Hamilton’s Impromptu in Moribundia. Capital & Class: Special Issue on Cultural Production, Consumption and Resistance, No 84, October 2004. (84). pp. 77-82. ISSN 0309-8168
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|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design|
|Abstract:||As well as being a cultural product itself, literature provides a means for the critical interrogation of the processes of cultural production and consumption in class-structured capitalist society. Realist narrative, Utopian speculation and dystopian conjecture have all been used to good effect. So, too, have satire and fable, and these come together in a neglected and largely forgotten novel from 1939, Impromptu in Moribundia, written by the bourgeois Marxist Patrick Hamilton. Though dated in many ways, and clearly rooted in a particular social and political context, this fabulous tale, nevertheless, retains interest for those wishing to critique the production of the bourgeois cultural worldview.|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2009 12:24|
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