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Morris: News from Nowhere

Morris: News from Nowhere



Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: March 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521422338

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  • News from Nowhere (1890) is the most famous work of one of the greatest British writers and thinkers, William Morris. It is a utopian picture of a future communist society, drawing on the work of Ruskin and Marx and written in response to what Morris saw as soulless and mechanical visions of socialism. In this work of his last years, Morris distilled many of his leading ideas on politics, art and society, imagining a world in which capitalism has been abolished by a workers' revolution and nature and society have become beautiful habitations for humanity. In an era that has seen the collapse of state socialism, Morris's damning critique of this conception, and his positing of a powerful alternative, have important contemporary resonances.

    • New edition of a classic of British socialism
    • Distils many of Morris's leading ideas on politics, art and society
    • Provides more detailed interpretative notes than previous editions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521422338
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Discussion and bed
    2. A morning bath
    3. The guest house and breakfast therein
    4. A market by the way
    5. Children on the road
    6. A little shopping
    7. Trafalgar Square
    8. An old friend
    9. Concerning love
    10. Questions and answers
    11. Concerning government
    12. Concerning the arrangement of life
    13. Concerning politics
    14. How matters are managed
    15. On the lack of incentive to labour in a communist society
    16. Dinner in the hall of the Bloomsbury market
    17. How the change came
    18. The beginning of the new life
    19. The drive back to Hammersmith
    20. The Hammersmith guest house again
    21. Going up the river
    22. Hampton Court, and a praiser of past times
    23. An early morning by Runnymede
    24. Up the Thames
    25. The third day on the Thames
    26. The Obstinate Refusers
    27. The upper waters
    28. The little river
    29. A resting-place on the upper Thames
    30. The journey's end
    31. An old house amongst new folk
    32. The feast's beginning - the end.

  • Author

    William Morris


    Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia

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