Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative

Author: K. Ireland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137367725
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Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative from the Author: K. Ireland. How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.

Narratives And Satires

Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 1427027978
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Narratives And Satires from the Author: Thomas Hardy. In Narratives and Satires, Hardy deals with topics ranging from gender to war to human shallowness and from the beauty of nature to tragedy in human life.

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.

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.

Mapping The Wessex Novel

Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826439683
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Mapping The Wessex Novel from the Author: Andrew Radford. Considers four regional writers and their complex relationship with concepts of space and place at a time of seismic social change. >

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

Evolutionary Aesthetics Of Human Ethics In Hardy S Tragic Narratives

Author: Riza Öztürk
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830410
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Evolutionary Aesthetics Of Human Ethics In Hardy S Tragic Narratives from the Author: Riza Öztürk. Treatment of Hardy’s tragic narratives under the objective lens of evolutionary literary theory has led to three basic findings: First, within the scope of the analysis of the five major tragic narratives, representation of Hardy’s evolutionary aesthetics of human ethics, in terms of altruistic sympathy and compassion, shows that adapted parental investment in children indicates the reason why women submit to pain and suffering more than the men do. The costly investment of women in maternal behaviour leads to submission in many cases, but in return they gain better fitness for survival and reproduction than men. This is implicitly highlighted as a force of superiority in the tragedies studied, as the male characters often invest in heroic deeds over their children. Second, that which has for many years been identified as pessimism in Hardy’s tragic narratives is in fact a surface cognitive layer, under which is an implicit teaching of evolutionary aesthetics of human ethics, which guides to a true fitness of human life. Third, sympathy and particularly compassion are not only human emotions but also adapted cognitive virtues that centre on ethical teaching. Thus, an integrated model of science and humanities for art and literary analysis is required to address not only those of English language and literature departments, but also those aligned to the idea of integrating the two methods. A scientific and objective view of human life is in opposition to postmodern and structuralist approaches, which have generally been considered as the centre of interest during the latter half of the 20th century.

Reading Thomas Hardy

Author: C. Pettit
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349266574
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Reading Thomas Hardy from the Author: C. Pettit. The wide-ranging and lively essays in Reading Thomas Hardy will appeal to anyone interested in Hardy. Specialists and Hardy enthusiasts will find a showcase for the work of many of the world's leading Hardy scholars. Subjects covered include Hardy the writer and Hardy the man, individual texts and wider themes, and Hardy's relationships to other artists. Whether presenting new research, embodying the best of traditional approaches, or challenging the reader with new interpretations, all the papers are authoritative and accessible.