Windy, Tangible, Resonant Worlds: The Nonhuman Fantasy of William Morris

Authored by: John Plotz

The Routledge Companion to William Morris

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

Print ISBN: 9780415347433
eBook ISBN: 9781315229416
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315229416-19

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Abstract

Matter-of-factness … lends to all of Morris’s stories their somber air of conviction. Other stories have only scenery; his have geography. He is not concerned with ‘painting’ landscapes; he tells you the lie of the land, and then you paint the landscapes for yourself … The world of his imagining is as windy, as tangible, as resonant and three dimensional, as that of Scott and Homer. 1 C. S. Lewis

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