Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (BOK)

Sheila Rowbotham

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Challenging both capitalism and the values of Western civilization, the gay socialist writer Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A mystic advocate of, among other causes, free love, recycling, nudism, women's suffrage and prison reform, Carpenter's work anticipated the sexual revolution of the 1960s and placed him at the epicentre of the literary culture of his day. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this major new biography situates Carpenter's life and thought in relation to the social, aesthetic and intellectual movements of his day, and his friendships with many of the age's most prominent cultural figures, from writers such as Walt Whitman, Robert Graves, Oscar Wilde and E.M. Forster to bohemian women including Isadora Duncan and Emma Goldman. Sheila Rowbotham paints a compelling portrait of a man described by contemporaries as a 'weathervane' for his times.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Sheila Rowbotham Forlag
VERSO
ISBN 9781844672950 Antall sider 548
Dimensjoner 16,6cm x 23,5cm x 5cm Vekt 962 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Biography: historical, political & military, Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies