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Struggle and Strikes: The 'Survival of the Fittest' in Art and Literature

Struggle and Strikes: The 'Survival of the Fittest' in Art and Literature

Dame Gillian Beer discusses ideas of poverty, struggle and competition as explored in the painting 'On Strike' (1891), and examines how Darwinian notions of 'the survival of the fittest' also inspired female poets of the time.

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