British poet Shelley and socialism

Posted: 30/07/2017 by vequinox in Literature

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This video says about itself:

“A Song: Men of England” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

11 March 2016

A stanza by stanza explication of Shelley‘s poem, which was published in 1819.

By Harry Warren from Britain:

Was Shelley the first modern socialist?

Friday 28th July 2017

Harry Warren finds the early 19th-century romantic’s work brimming with socialist ideas

THE poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was, in the words of Bertrand Russell, “an outcast from the first,” as would be expected for a radical Romantic in the early 1800s.

An article on Shelley seems fitting as Jeremy Corbyn quoted The Masque of Anarchy at Glastonbury, much to my delight.

Shelley specialised in calling men to arms, to fight for a better society and to fight against bourgeois rule, yet the word “socialism” wasn’t coined until roughly 10 years after his magnum opus The Revolt of Islam was published. So how…

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