Red List: Mi5 and British Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century

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Price
$34.95  $32.50
Publisher
Verso
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.2 X 8.7 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781839762451

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About the Author

David Caute, a quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society. His recent books include Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic; Politics and the Novel During the Cold War; and The Dancer Defects.

Reviews

"[Red List] provides a wealth of information about left-wing British intellectuals and artists in the postwar era."
--Richard J. Evans, Nation

"Caute has pieced together an extensive history of MI5 surveillance across the twentieth century ... Red List demonstrates that the function of the security state is to foreclose political possibilities before they pose any direct threat to the established order, often ruining countless lives in the process."
--Jacobin

"Red List reintroduces us to lost generations of artists and writers, many of whom opposed imperial wars and British colonialism in India but disappeared into the annals of history--perhaps due to MI5 influence ... [Caute] exemplifies how capitalist superpowers can control their own history and the legacy of radical art."
--Billy Anania, Hyperallergic

"An exceptional and seminal work of impeccable scholarship and exhaustive research."
--The Midwest Book Review

"Red List is a lucidly written account of MI5's surveillance of [Caute's] country's intelligentsia."
--Shepherd Express