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Hardy the Writer : Surveys and Assessments - F. B. Pinion

Hardy the Writer

Surveys and Assessments

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Published: 5th March 1990
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These essays are arranged progressively to indicate Hardy's development as a writer and thinker, and to present the major aspects of his work as a whole, linking the poetry and the prose at all appropriate stages. They suggest that 'his formative thought, the product of a period of conflict between new scientific philosophy and humanism on the one hand, and traditional Christian theology combined with Victorian restraints on the other, developed when England was not as intellectually provincial as Matthew Arnold had affirmed. Above all, they illustrate the extent to which the creative imagination and the style of Hardy the writer were stimulated and strengthened by literary influences...'. Important references are made throughout to his Life and Collected Letters.

Preface - The Ranging Vision - Hardy and George Eliot - Psychological Pictorialism - Two on a Tower - Mephistophelian and Satanic - The Uniqueness of The Woodlanders - Philosophy in Fiction - Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Hebraism and Hellenism - Hardy and Mrs Henniker - Jude the Obscure: Origins in Life and Literature - The Well-Beloved - Fictional Autobiography - Hardy's Novel-Endings - Symbolism - Hardy as a Thinker - Literary Allusion and Indebtedness - The Hero of The Dynasts - Reflections on Hardy's Poetry - At the Year's End - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333473627
ISBN-10: 0333473620
Series: Surveys and Assessments
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 5th March 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1