Arnold: Culture and Anarchy and Other Writings by Matthew ArnoldArnold: Culture and Anarchy and Other Writings by Matthew Arnold

Arnold: Culture and Anarchy and Other Writings

byMatthew ArnoldEditorStefan Collini

Paperback | February 26, 1993

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Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy (1869), is one of the most celebrated works of social criticism ever written. It has become a reference point for all subsequent discussion of the relations between politics and culture. This edition establishes the authoritative text of this much-revised work, and places it alongside Arnold's three most important essays on political subjects. The introduction sets these works in the context of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history. This edition also contains a chronology of Arnold's life, a bibliographical guide and full notes on the names and historical events mentioned in the texts.
Son of the famous headmaster at Rugby, Matthew Arnold was born in Laleham, England on December 24, 1822. Following his studies at Rugby and Oxford, he established himself in an Oxford professorship of poetry in 1857 and relentlessly pursued the theme of social integration. P As a young man, Arnold attempted to create poems through whic...
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Title:Arnold: Culture and Anarchy and Other WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:February 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052137796X

ISBN - 13:9780521377966

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronology; Bibliographical note; Note on the texts and acknowledgements; Democracy (1861); The Function of Criticism at the Present Time (1864); Culture and Anarchy: An essay in political and social criticism (1867-9); Equality (1878); Index.

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"[Collini's] introduction is helpful in providing a historical context for the complex origins of Arnold's book, and it incorporates insights about the 'arnoldian voice' from his 1988 book. The chief importance of this publication may be that it reinforces the recent trend of treating Arnold as a 'political' thinker..." Clinton Machann, (source ???)