9781844674213

Edward Carpenter Pa

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    9781844674213

  • ISBN10:

    1844674215

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-10-17
  • Publisher: VERSO

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Summary

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, his work anticipated the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Sheila Rowbotham's highly acclaimed biography situates Carpenter's life and thought in relation to the social, aesthetic and intellectual movements of his day, and explores his friendships with figures such as Walt Whitman, E.M. Forster, Isadora Duncan and Emma Goldman. Edward Carpenter is a compelling portrait of a man described by contemporaries as a 'weather-vane' for his times.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
'At home I never felt really at home'p. 11
The Cambridge Radicalp. 24
Discovering the Northp. 46
Becoming a Socialistp. 65
Widening Circlesp. 87
Love and Lossp. 106
Political Dilemmasp. 124
Challenging Civilisationp. 143
Utopian Mutationsp. 162
Homogenic Lovep. 179
A Long Campaignp. 196
Defending Wild Womenp. 210
Millthorpep. 229
Culture and Everyday Lifep. 244
Who Shall Command the Heart?p. 265
Body and Spiritp. 280
The Larger Socialismp. 303
New Movements; New Transitionsp. 316
Image and Impactp. 335
Healer of Nationsp. 357
Hope Against Hopep. 375
Reconstruction and Revolution?p. 396
Guildfordp. 413
Last Yearsp. 425
Bearing the Memoryp. 441
Notesp. 457
Acknowledgementsp. 525
Archives Consultedp. 531
Selected Bibliographyp. 535
Indexp. 552
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