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.

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
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Thomas Hardy S Short Stories

Author: Juliette Berning Schaefer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317010426
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Thomas Hardy S Short Stories from the Author: Juliette Berning Schaefer. Thomas Hardy penned nearly fifty short stories, but in spite of this impressive number, his contributions to the genre have been relatively understudied. Bringing together an international group of scholars, this is the first edited collection devoted solely to Hardy's works of short fiction. The contributors take up topics related to their publication in periodicals, gender and community relationships, and narrative techniques. Taken together, the essays show that Hardy's short stories are important, not only for what they tell us about Hardy as a writer who straddles the divide between the traditionalist and the modernist, but also for how they reflect and inform the period in which he wrote.