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E. P. Thompson Author- WILLIAM MORRIS ROMANTIC TO REVOLUTIONARY

WILLIAM MORRIS  ROMANTIC TO REVOLUTIONARY

by E. P. Thompson   .  introduction by Peter Linebaugh

“It is not only the standard biography of Morris; it makes us realize, as no other writer has done, how completely admirable a man this Victorian was.”- Robert Hughes, TIME

William Morris- the great 19 century craftsman, architect, designer, poet, and writer- remains a monumental figure whose influence resonates powerfully today.  As an intellectual (an author of the seminal utopian novel NEWS FROM NOWHERE), his concern with artistic and human values led him to cross what he called the “river of fire” and become a committed socialist- committed not to some theoretical formula but to the day-by-day struggle of working women and men in Britain and to the evolution of his ideas about art, work, and how life should be lived.  Many of his ideas accorded none too well with the reforming tendencies dominant in the Labour movement, nor with those of “orthodox” Marxism, which has looked elsewhere for inspiration.  Both sides have been inclined to venerate Morris rather than to pay attention to what he said.

Originally written less than a decade before his ground breaking THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS, E. P. Thompson brought to this biography his now trademark historical mastery, passion, wit and essential sympathy.  It remains unsurpassed as the definitive work on this remarkable figure, by the major British historian of the 20th century.

978-1-60486-243-0 .   $32.95  .  5.5.8.5  Paperback  .  880 Pages .  Biography/Politics

PM Press

http://www.pmpress.org

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Carroll Rinehart Author- TO LOVE AGAIN

TO LOVE AGAIN

by Carroll Rinehart

Carroll Rinehart’s new book, TO LOVE AGAIN, has just been published by Ghost River Images.  Martin Roberts saw himself as a loser, not achieving things he believed were important in his life.  Despondent, he tried to hide from life, running away from his problems.  However renting a cheap one-room apartment in his attempt to hide eventually led him toward a rich, full life.  He chanced to meet Dr. Beatrice Bonner, a wheelchair-bound psychologist and ordained minister.  As the book develops, Martin experiences unconditional acceptance and an invitation to rejoin the flow of life.  Grace often appears unexpectedly in the midst of storms and challenges.  As he full explores the meaning of caring, he discovers the ability TO LOVE AGAIN.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42, No. 5  October/November 2013

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