Paradise Dislocated: Morris, Politics, Art (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) by Jeffrey Skoblow

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Paradise Dislocated: Morris, Politics, Art (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)
Title:
Paradise Dislocated: Morris, Politics, Art (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)
Author:
Jeffrey Skoblow
ISBN:
0813914396
ISBN13:
978-0813914398
Size PDF:
1899 kb
Size epub:
1810 kb
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press; 1ST edition (January 1, 2015)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
413

Paradise Dislocated offers a radical rereading of William Morris's neglected masterpiece, The Earthly Paradise. While most critics have seen this poem as the antithesis of the radical socialist politics that Morris embraced later in his career, or, at best, as an awkward prelude to that later development, Jeffrey Skoblow proposes that The Earthly Paradise is in fact central to Morris's political vision-indeed, it is the most radical manifestation of that vision. Paradise Dislocated explores the problematic relations between critical thought, art, utopian aspirations, and dystopian realities. It proposes a revaluation of Morris's poem and of his career as a whole, as well as a judgement upon the possibilities (and impossibilities) of imaginative and cultural criticism at Morris's moment-and at our own.

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