By Amanda Anderson
Amanda Anderson examines canonical works of excessive realism, political novels from England and the us, and modernist works to argue that liberalism has engaged sober or even stark perspectives of historic improvement, political dynamics, and human and social psychology. From Charles Dickens’s Bleak House and Hard Times to E. M. Forster’s Howards End to Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, this literature demonstrates that liberalism has creative methods of balancing sociological critique and ethical aspiration. A deft combination of highbrow heritage and literary research, Bleak Liberalism unearths a richer knowing of 1 of crucial political ideologies of the fashionable era.
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