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Richard Hoggart Biography

(1918– ), The Uses of Literacy, A Local Habitation, A Sort of Clowning, An Imagined Life, Auden

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British scholar and critic, brought up in Leeds, educated at Leeds University. Among many important posts, he was Professor of English at Birmingham from 1962, deputy Director-General at UNESCO (19705), and warden of Goldsmiths' College, London (197684). His most influential work, The Uses of Literacy (1957), about his childhood and his experience of working-class culture between the wars, did much to widen interest in the study of literature, education, communications, and popular culture. His autobiographical volumes include A Local Habitation (1988), A Sort of Clowning (1990), and An Imagined Life (1992). Other works on social questions and on literature include Auden (1951), Higher Education: Demand and Response (1969), Only Connect (1972; Reith Lectures), and English Cultural Studies (1987). His topographical work Townscape with Figures: Farnham, Portrait of an English Town appeared in 1994.

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