Monday, 4 February 2008

any thoughts?

Have just been reading Meier's book about William Morris (the marxist dreamer, in case you're curious) and in his introduction he states

"every utopia takes as its starting point critism and even rejection of contemporary ways and institutions. Utopia is primarily negation."

I was just wondering what anyone else thought about that? my initial reaction was that it was a far too generalised statement, but as i thought about it i started to change my mind. just wondered if anyone had any thoughts...

1 comment:

Sarah Rees Jones said...

well I have just stolen this for a practice exam question - so I had better not comment further just yet.

It reminds me of what Picasso said about art 'blowing the dust away' from life.