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Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love

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

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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.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryBiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesSocialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 30/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9781844672950  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century and Promise Of A Dream: Remembering the Sixties. She has written for, among other newspapers, the Guardian, The Times, the Independent, New Statesman, and The New York Times.

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