News from Nowhere

News from nowhere

William Morris

1890

Book, 185 p, language: English.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/520).

Literary synopsis

News from Nowhere is a utopian picture of a future communist society, drawing on the work of Ruskin and Marx and written in response to what Morris saw as soulless and mechanical visions of socialism. In this work of his last years, Morris distilled many of his leading ideas on politics, art and society, imagining a world in which capitalism has been abolished by a workers' revolution and nature and society have become beautiful habitations for humanity. In an era that has seen the collapse of state socialism, Morris's damning critique of this conception, and his positing of a powerful alternative, have important contemporary resonances.

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