Thomas Hardy Annual

Author: Norman Page
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349071048
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Thomas Hardy Annual from the Author: Norman Page.

Thomas Hardy S Shorter Fiction A Critical Study

Author: Sophie Gilmartin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748632557
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Thomas Hardy S Shorter Fiction A Critical Study from the Author: Sophie Gilmartin. This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus as well as providing detailed readings of several individual texts. It relates the formal choices imposed on Hardy as contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals to the methods he employed to encode in fiction his troubled attitude towards the social politics of the West Country, where most of the stories are set. No previous criticism has shown how the powerful challenges to the reader mounted in Hardy's later stories reveal the complexity of his motivations during a period when he was moving progressively in the direction of exchanging fiction for poetry. * Unique in providing a comprehensive criticism of Hardy's entire output of short stories. * Full, detailed, close readings of a number of key stories make this useful as a potential teaching resource. * Draws on the work of social historians to make clear the background of social and political unrest in Dorset that is partly uncovered and partly hidden in Hardy's portrayals of his fictional Wessex. * Offers fascinating insights into Hardy's near-obsession in his mature phase with the marriage contract, and with its legal binding of erratic men and women.

Jude The Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1425047548
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Jude The Obscure from the Author: Thomas Hardy. As in most of his other novels, here too, Hardy manipulates the downfall of his characters through a deity that seems cruel. It highlights the guilt that follows sin and destroys human happiness. With strong autobiographical references, the narrative discusses various themes such as dissatisfied marriage partners, extra-marital affairs and how society ostracizes even the most dignified relations.

Prosaic Desires Modernist Knowledge Boredom Laughter And Anticipation

Author: Sara Crangle
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748642862
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Prosaic Desires Modernist Knowledge Boredom Laughter And Anticipation from the Author: Sara Crangle. Studying the work of Joyce, Woolf, Stein and Beckett, Sara Crangle explores the everyday human longings found in Modernist writing. This discussion is set within a framework of continental philosophy, particularly the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas.

Telling Tales

Author: Elizabeth Langland
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814209059
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Telling Tales from the Author: Elizabeth Langland. Publisher's description: Telling Tales offers new and original readings of novels by Charlotte Brontë, Anne Brontë, Thomas Hardy, Margaret Oliphant, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It also presents new archival material on the lives and stories of working-class women in Victorian Britain. Finally, it sets forth innovative interpretations of the complex ways in which gender informs the abstract cultural narratives--like space, aesthetic value, and nationality--through which a populace comes to know and position itself. Focusing on the interrelations of form, gender, and culture in narratives of the Victorian period, Telling Tales explores the close interplay between gender as manifest in specific literary works and gender as manifest in Victorian culture. The latter does not reflect a shift away from form toward culture, but rather a steady concern of form-in-culture. Reading and analyzing Victorian novels provides an education for reading and interpreting the broader culture. The book's several chapters explore and pose answers to important questions about the impact of gender on narrative in Victorian culture: How do women writers respond to themes and narrative structures of precursor male writers? What are the very real differences that shape a newly emerging tradition of female authorship? How does gender enter into the determination of aesthetic value? How does gender enter into the national imaginarylthe idea of Englishness? In exploring these key concerns, Telling Tales establishes a broad terrain for future inquiries that take gender as an organizing term and principle for analysis of narratives in all periods.

Thomas Hardy

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137256869
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Thomas Hardy from the Author: Julian Wolfreys. No other major author of the nineteenth century has arguably produced as much critical activity as Thomas Hardy. This timely addition to the Critical Issues series explores the various philosophical views of critics, with close textual analysis of Hardy's novels and with reference to his poetry.

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy

Author: Dale Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139825550
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The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy from the Author: Dale Kramer. Thomas Hardy's fiction has had a remarkably strong appeal for general readers for decades, and his poetry has been acclaimed as among the most influential of the twentieth century. His work still creates passionate advocacy and opposition. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy is an essential introduction to this most enigmatic of writers. These commissioned essays from an international team of contributors comprises a general overview of all Hardy' s work and specific demonstrations of Hardy's ideas and literary skills. Individual essays explore Hardy's biography, aesthetics, his famous attachment to Wessex, and the impact on his work of developments in science, religion and philosophy in the late nineteenth century. Hardy's writing is also analysed against developments in contemporary critical theory and issues such as sexuality and gender. The volume also contains a detailed chronology of Hardy's life and publications, and a guide to further reading.

A Companion To Thomas Hardy

Author: Keith Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118398513
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A Companion To Thomas Hardy from the Author: Keith Wilson. Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy’s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy's work in the context of the major intellectual and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers

Thomas Hardy And Desire

Author: J. Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137305061
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Thomas Hardy And Desire from the Author: J. Thomas. Drawing on a broad concept of desire, informed by poststructuralist theorists this book examines the range of Hardy's work. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his thinking about desire, its relationship to the social and symbolic network in which human subjectivity is constituted and art's potential to offer fulfilment to the desiring subject.

Time Is Of The Essence

Author: Patricia Murphy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791489892
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Time Is Of The Essence from the Author: Patricia Murphy. Examines the intricate relationships between time and gender in the novels of five fin-de-siecle British writers--Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, Sarah Grand, and Mona Caird.