By Matthew Beaumont
This e-book uncovers the ancient preconditions for the explosive revival of utopian literature on the nineteenth-century "fin de siecle," and excavates its ideological content material. It marks a contribution not just to the literary and cultural background of the late-Victorian interval, and to the increasing box of utopian experiences, yet to the improvement of a Marxist critique of utopianism. The booklet is especially involved in 3 varieties of political utopia or anti-utopia, these of 'state socialism', feminism, and anti-communism (the attribute expression of this final instance being the "cacotopia"). After an in depth contextual account of the politics of utopia in late-nineteenth century England, it devotes a bankruptcy to every of those issues prior to constructing an unique reinterpretation of William Morris's seminal Marxist utopia, "News from Nowhere.""
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