Thursday 22nd June, 7pm – Shelley Unbound, A William Morris Talk by Karl Scheinder
During his short life Percy Byshe Shelley was reviled, persecuted and censored – hardly any of his poems or essays were published in his lifetime. And in the 200 years since his death his works have been repeatedly castrated and patronised by the literary establishment. To generations of students he has been portrayed as a romantic, ethereal poet, praised for his “lyricism” and love poems while his radical ideas and powerful political poems were ignored or written off as youthful naivete.
The House’s Director Karl Scheinder will talk about Shelley’s significance in politics and his influence on the arts and, more pointedly, William Morris.
This talk is part of William Morris House’s Centenary events.
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