News from Nowhere

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Broadview Press, Oct 11, 2002 - Fiction - 356 pages
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Written in 1890, at the close of William Morris’s most intense period of political activism, News from Nowhere is a compelling articulation of his mature views on art, work, community, family, and the nature and structure of the ideal society. A utopian narrative of a future society, it is also an immensely entertaining novel. This Broadview edition includes a wide variety of contextualizing documents, including portions of Morris’s essays, lectures, and journalism; excerpts from precursor utopian texts; writings on Bloody Sunday, art, work, and revolution; and contemporary reviews.
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
A Brief Chronology
45
A Note on the Text
49
NEWS FROM NOWHERE
51
Morris on the Platform
251
ArtWork and Society
275
UtopiaDystopia
294
Revolution or Reform
314
Bloody Sunday
331
Early Reviews and Responses
341
BibliographyRecommended Reading
353
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Stephen Arata is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

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