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Herbert Read

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Herbert Read, a poet, literary and art critic, and educational theorist. It discusses the impact of the Spanish Revolution that caused his conversion to anarchism. The chapter ... More


Mutualism in the trenches: anarchism, militarism and the lessons of the First World War

Matthew S. Adams

in Anarchism, 1914-18: Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993412
eISBN:
9781526128188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the importance of the memory of the First World War to Herbert Read’s political thought, contextualising this process of memory formation through his interactions with two of ... More


Cold Crystal: The Ecology of Affect in Herbert Read’s The Green Child

William Kupinse

in Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056289
eISBN:
9780813058078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056289.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

William Kupinse looks to Herbert Read’s speculative novel, The Green Child, in order to suggest that seeing cold, stony modernist emotion as affective, and therefore material, requires a ... More


1941, London under the Blitz: Culture as Counter-History

Tyrus Mille

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies how British culture served as a form of counter-history, revealing that George Orwell and Herbert Read visualised a naturalised cultural habitus as a safeguard against a ... More


War and Pacifism

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the pacifist sentiment that manifested in Britain during the interwar years. Socio-political pacifism is considered as a major recruiting ground for anarchism, a pure pacifism ... More


The Human Animal: Biological Tropes in Interwar Poetry

Tim Armstrong

in Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318092
eISBN:
9781846317743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317743.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses how the major advances in endocrinology, entomology and evolutionary biology during the interwar years of the early 1900s influenced the works of the English poets, Herbert ... More


Waugh, Betjeman, Lewis, and the Missed Future of Modernism

Ashley Maher

in Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

World War I has long been considered literary modernism’s defining historical event, a catastrophe that changed avant-garde optimism into postwar pessimism and fragmentation; however, the utopian ... More


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