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The Routledge Companion to William Morris

Edited by: Florence S. Boos

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9780415347433
eBook ISBN: 9781315229416
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315229416
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Book description

William Morris (1834?96) was an English poet, decorative artist, translator, romance writer, book designer, preservationist, socialist theorist, and political activist, whose admirers have been drawn to the sheer intensity of his artistic endeavors and efforts to live up to radical ideals of social justice.

This Companion draws together historical and critical responses to the impressive range of Morris?s multi-faceted life and activities: his homes, travels, family, business practices, decorative artwork, poetry, fantasy romances, translations, political activism, eco-socialism, and book collecting and design. Each chapter provides valuable historical and literary background information, reviews relevant opinions on its subject from the late-nineteenth century to the present, and offers new approaches to important aspects of its topic.

Morris?s eclectic methodology and the perennial relevance of his insights and practice make this an essential handbook for those interested in art history, poetry, translation, literature, book design, environmentalism, political activism, and Victorian and utopian studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Morris Biographies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Business in the Creative Life of William Morris Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Morris, Gender, and the Woman Question Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘Kelmscott Manor. Mr Morris’s Country Place’ (1871–1896) Download PDF
Chapter  5:  ‘What came we forth for to see that our hearts are so hot with desire’: Morris and Iceland Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Morris and Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  7:  William Morris and Stained Glass Download PDF
Chapter  8:  William Morris and Interior Design Download PDF
Chapter  9:  William Morris and the Culture Industry: Appropriation, Art, Critique Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A Question of Ornament: Poetry and the (Lesser) Arts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Making Pictures: Morris’s Pre-Raphaelite Poetics and Its Reception Download PDF
Chapter  12:  William Morris and the Classical Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Very Animated Conversation on Icelandic Matters: The Saga Translations of William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Rewilding Morris: Wilderness and the Wild in the Last Romances Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Windy, Tangible, Resonant Worlds: The Nonhuman Fantasy of William Morris Download PDF
Chapter  16:  William Morris and British Politics: From the Liberal Party to the Socialist League Download PDF
Chapter  17:  News from Nowhere in the Museum of Literary Interpretations Download PDF
Chapter  18:  William Morris and THE Literature and Socialism of the Commonweal  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Desire and Necessity: William Morris and Nature Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Morris and Marxist Theory Download PDF
Chapter  21:  William Morris’s Book Collecting Download PDF
Chapter  22:  William Morris and The Kelmscott Press: Towards an Aesthetics of Environment Download PDF
IndexPlaces Download PDF
IndexProper Names Download PDF
Plates Download PDF
IndexSelected Titles & Creative Works Download PDF
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