Culture and anarchy and other writings / Matthew Arnold; edited by Stefan Collini.

by Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888Looking glass; Collini, Stefan, 1947-Looking glass.

Series: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.Description: xxxiv,248 pages ; 23cm.ISBN: 0521374405; 052137796X.Subject(s): CriticismLooking glass | CultureLooking glass | DemocracyLooking glass | EqualityLooking glass | Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryLooking glass
Contents:
Contents: Democracy (1861) -- The function of criticism at the present time (1864) -- Culture and anarchy (1867-9) --'Preface' to Culture and anarchy (1869) -- Equality (1878).
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents: Democracy (1861) -- The function of criticism at the present time (1864) -- Culture and anarchy (1867-9) --'Preface' to Culture and anarchy (1869) -- Equality (1878).

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Matthew Arnold, a noted poet, critic, and philosopher, was born in England on December 24, 1822 and educated at Oxford University. In 1851, he was appointed inspector of schools, a position he held until 1880. Arnold also served as a professor of poetry at Oxford, during which time he delivered many lectures that ultimately became essays.

Arnold is considered a quintessential proponent of Victorian ideals. He argued for higher standards in literature and education and extolled classic virtues of manners, impersonality and unanimity. After writing several works of poetry, Arnold turned to criticism, authoring such works as On Translating Homer, Culture and Anarchy, and Essays in Criticism. In these and other works, he criticized the populace, especially the middle class, whom he branded as "philistines" for their degrading values. He greatly influenced both British and American criticism.

In later life, he turned to religion. In works such as Literature and Dogma and God and the Bible, he explains his conservative philosophy and attempts to interpret the Bible as literature. Arnold died from heart failure on April 15, 1888 in Liverpool, England. (Bowker Author Biography)

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