“The Hidden God was one of the major works of social science of Marxist inspiration of the 1950s; and it remains today a text of remarkable richness, opening up an impressive number of paths for reflection.”
“It seems to me extraordinary, looking back, that I did not then [while writing The Long Revolution] know the work of Lukács or of Goldmann, which would have been highly relevant to it, and especially as they were working within a more conscious tradition and in less radical an isolation … it is easy to imagine my feelings when I discovered an active and developed Marxist theory, in the work of Lukács and Goldmann, which was exploring many of the same areas with many of the same concepts, but also with others in a quite different range.”
—Raymond Williams, New Left Review
“One of the most important thinkers of the Marxist method in sociology, philosophy and literary criticism.”
—Ian Birchall, International Socialism
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