compiled by Ralph Dumain

(Pseudonym of Christopher St. John Sprigg)

Collected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet: 1986.

The Concept of Freedom. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1977.

The Crisis in Physics, edited with an introduction by Professor H[yman] Levy. London: John Lane, 1939 [repr. 1949].

Illusion and Reality; a Study of the Sources of Poetry. New York: International Publishers, 1967.

Romance and Realism: A Study in English Bourgeois Literature, edited by Samuel Hynes. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1970.

Scenes and Actions: Unpublished Manuscripts, selected, edited, and introduced by Jean Duparc and David Margolies. London: New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.

Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture, introduction by Sol Yurick. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971. [Reprint of Studies in a Dying Culture (1938) & Further Studies in a Dying Culture (1949)]

This My Hand [novel]. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1936.

[Note: The author also published several books of crime fiction and on aeronautics under his real name.]


Goldberg, Alan Ralph. Dialectics and Freedom in the Works of Christopher Caudwell. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1972.

Margolies, David N. The Function of Literature: A Study of Christopher Caudwell's Aesthetics. New York: International Publishers, 1969.

Pawling, Christopher. Christopher Caudwell: Towards a Dialectical Theory of Literature. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Sheehan, Helena. Marxism and the Philosophy of Science. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1985. See pp. 350-385. [See web page link below.]

Singh, Darbar. Philosophy of Aesthetics: Reading Caudwell. Delhi: Anupama Publications, 1992. (Originally 1982.)

Sullivan, Robert. Christopher Caudwell. London; Sydney: Croom Helm, 1987.

Thompson, E.P. Making History: Writings on History and Culture. New York: The New Press, 1994. See pp. 78-140. Here is Thompson at his most philosophically insightful and brilliant, possibly the best analytical synopsis of Caudwell.

Whetter, James. A British Hero - Christopher St. John Sprigg aka Christopher Caudwell. Cornwall: Lyfrow Trelyspen, 2011.


"Christopher Caudwell and the Second Law of Thermodynamics" by Shaun Lovejoy

"Philosophical Portrait of a Dying Civilization" by Ralph Dumain. Abstract; Paper

Studies in a Dying Culture” Internet radio program (5/10/10 - )

Studies in a Dying Culture”blog, (July 2007 - )

Subversive Agent, no. 2, 1989

S.A. Interviews Dale Jacobson (pp. 36-46)

Review: Christopher Caudwell, Collected Poems (pp. 58-59)


Christopher Caudwell Archive

Pacifism and Violence. A Study in Bourgeois Ethics by Christopher Caudwell

Christopher Caudwell (1907-1937) by Helena Sheehan

Caudwell / Sprigg bibliography (Helena Sheehan)

Jarama: Where Caudwell died

Christopher Caudwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Christopher Caudwell His aesthetics and film" by Ellen Sypher

Centenary of Christopher Caudwell
20 October 2007, London, sponsored by the Marx Memorial Library;
with links to individual papers & other web pages

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