William Morris : centenary essays

edited by Peter Faulkner and Peter Preston

This well illustrated book celebrates every aspect of the wide-ranging achievements of William Morris - writer, designer, cultural critic, revolutionary socialist - with particular emphasis on their relevance to our own times. The book makes available up-to-date Morris scholarship in accessible form. Written by a group of international scholars who took part in a conference marking the centenary of the death of Morris in 1896, the book has sections devoted to Morris and Literature (covering texts from The Earthly Paradise to the late romances); Morris, the Arts & Crafts and the New World (including discussions of his influence in Rhode Island, Boston, Ontario and New Zealand); and Morris, Gender and Politics (with fresh consideration of his relation to Victorian ideas of manliness and of the particular qualities of his anti-statist politics). The latter section also draws attention to a hitherto unknown play by Morris's daughter May and concludes with an account of his biographer, the late E.P. Thompson.

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  • Contents: Introduction: Morris in 1996. Morris and the environment: an aesthetic ecocommunist - Morris and the Red and Morris and the Green. Morris and literature: shadow of turning in "The Earthly Paradise"
  • heroic poetry in an unheroic age - Morris's "Sigurd the Volsung"
  • the Troy connection - myth and history in "Sigurd the Volsung"
  • Beatrice and Ellen - ideal guides from hell to paradise
  • William Morris and the bear - theme, magic and totem in the romances
  • interiors and exteriors "News from Nowhere" and "The Spoils of Poynton". Morris, the arts and crafts and the New World: sacred and profane love - the Oxford Union murals
  • "The Beautiful Book that Was" - William Morris and the gift of "A Book of Verse"
  • William Morris in New England - architecture and design in late 19th-century Rhode Island
  • William Morris and 19th-century Boston
  • "Every artist would be a workman, and every workman an artist" - Morrisian and arts and crafts ideals at the Ontario Educational Association, 1900-1920
  • the dilemma of place - arts and crafts architecture in the Antipodes. Morris, gender and politics: William Morris and Victorian manliness
  • beyond the law of the "New Woman" in "News from Nowhere"
  • "Lady Griselda's Dream" May Morris's forgotten play
  • Morris, anti-statism and anarchy
  • E.P. Thompson and William Morris.

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書名 William Morris : centenary essays
著作者等 Faulkner, Peter
Preston, Peter
Blissett, William
Boos, Florence Saunders
Corrado, Adriana
Dentith, Simon
Faulkner, Peter
Goodway, David
Hodgson, Amanda
Beade, Pedro
出版元 University of Exeter Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xi, 298 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ H240 x W165
ISBN 0859895777
NCID BA41468029
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス