Sunday, 14 March 2010

Edward Upward

Admirers of the socialist novelist Edward Upward might be interested to know there is a new website devoted to his work here.

Edward Upward was a writer of novels and short stories from the 1920s until into the present century. His literary associates included Christopher Isherwood, W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender. Upward's early and late stories often involve a fantastical element, whilst his trilogy of novels The Spiral Ascent recalls the events and atmosphere of his overlapping literary, political and educational worlds. The question of how art should relate to real life and, more specifically, how a socialist can combine artistic creativity with political commitment, is central to his mature work


The site includes an electronic edition of his long-unavailable trilogy The Spiral Ascent (comprising In the Thirties, The Rotten Elements and No Home But the Struggle), and some of his other writings.

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