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Socialism and the literary artistry of William Morris

Socialism and the literary artistry of William Morris

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Published by University of Missouri Press in Columbia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Morris, William, 1834-1896 -- Political and social views.,
    • Socialism and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Social problems in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172) and index.

      Statementedited by Florence S. Boos and Carole G. Silver.
      ContributionsBoos, Florence Saunders, 1943-, Silver, Carole G.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR5087.S6 S63 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 177 p. ;
      Number of Pages177
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2186751M
      ISBN 100826207251
      LC Control Number89004834

      Highly influenced by the medieval ideals and words of Carlyle and Ruskin, Morris exhibited a strong distaste for the Victorian values and in particular the industrial revolution. Artists express themselves through their art and therefore leave themselves open to criticism. By he was deep in socialist literature, which he had always avoided in the past, and in he joined H. Morris's links to the local area are celebrated throughout.

      Arrests continued, however, with the unemployment demonstrations of February providing the occasion for several more. For the rest, when I took that step I was blankly ignorant of economics; I had never so much as opened Adam Smith, or heard of Ricardo, or of Karl Marx. London: The Journeyman P, Again, almost all of these really were thus contented, and saw nothing to do but to perfect the said civilization by getting rid of a few ridiculous survivals of the barbarous ages.

      Morris led the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of artists who looked to traditional crafts as inspiration and resisted industrialisation, mass production and consumerism. Morris's links to the local area are celebrated throughout. These essays are worthwhile, provided one allows the oversimplifications which inevitably occur when genre labels are used frequently. According to fellow party member Bruce Glasier, socialism was "integral to his genius; it was born and bred in his flesh and bone.


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In Lutchmansingh's words, there occurred "the systematic occlusion of the worker from the archeological and historical record of modern times" Ultimately frustrated by ideological differences between anarchists and reformist party members and exhausted from his relentless schedule, he abandoned all organized political activity in the early s.

Morris, William. What we Socialism and the literary artistry of William Morris book is a nineteenth-century definition of anarchism, drawn from documents ofthe time. Morris agreed with fellow socialists who promoted social equality and yearned for a greater sense of communal fellowship. Once embarked upon his new course of political activism, Morris flirted briefly with Ruskinian socialism and with Gladstonian Liberalism, but became more and more radical, and more and more inclined to view capitalism itself, with its use of machinery to exploit and dehumanize the laboring classes, as the primary cause of the evils which he saw about him: in part this was due to his continued involvement in attempts to preserve Britain's architectural heritage in the face of concerted opposition from men in positions of power.

William Morris was greatly prolific as a writer, artist, founder of the design firm Morris and Co, public figure as a socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the Arts and crafts movement.

Morris's own literary output is well represented—including his poetical works and romantic legends—and the collection contains a few books from Morris' personal library.

More unexpected influences on Morris's work are also explored. Moreover its principles and literary expressions form a continuing critique of the nationalist and capitalist economic interests which, despite the best efforts of reformers, would continue to dominate British political life throughout the next century and beyond.

Despite such stresses, Socialist League members also enjoyed lighter moments. Morris believed that "there is no square mile of earth's inhabitable surface that is not beautiful in its own way, if we men will only abstain from wilfully destroying that beauty.

William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. How many articles have we read, for instance, which purported to defend Morris from the supposed escapism ofhis prose romances? Pierson, Stanley. Donald, ed. Boos, Florence, ed.

William Morris (1834

Having a social conscience is something all artists should consider if they are to make a worthwhile contribution to our environment.

Norman Kelvin. Socialism and the literary artistry of William Morris book want by means of Social-Democracy to win a decent livelihood, we want in some sort to live, and that at once.

In short I do not believe in the possible success of revolt until the Socialist party has grown so powerful in numbers that it can gain its end by peaceful means, and that therefore what is called violence will never be needed. If you ask me how much of a hope, or what I thought we Socialists then living and working would accomplish towards it, or when there would be effected any change in the face of society, I must say, I do not know.

Was it all to end in a counting-house on the top of a cinder-heap, with Podsnap's drawing-room in the offing, and a Whig committee dealing out champagne to the rich and margarine to the poor in such convenient proportions as would make all men contented together, though the pleasure of the eyes was gone from the world, and the place of Homer was to be taken by Huxley?

The idea that Morris is throughout his work positively contesting literary conventions is attractivehowever, and developed in several other essays in the volume.Description: Scholars of literary history and theory turn to Nineteenth-Century Literature for the newest research and thought on all English-language writers of the nineteenth century.

First published in as The Trollopian, and later as Nineteenth-Century Fiction, the journal has earned a legendary reputation for innovative scholarship, scrupulous editing, and distinguished book reviews. Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris.

Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, A collection of 10 essays “representing a spectrum of critical approaches and topics, [these essays] explore the interconnections between Morris’s political thought and his later writings.

Although the. SOURCE: “Counter-Projects: William Morris and the Science Fiction of the s,” in Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris, edited by Florence S.

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