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The Achievement of Thomas Hardy - Phillip Mallett

The Achievement of Thomas Hardy

By: Phillip Mallett (Editor)

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Published: 12th July 2000
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'Now there is a clarity. There is the harvest of having written 20 novels first'. - Ezra Pound. The essays collected here range widely over Hardy's career as both a novelist and a lyric poet. They offer fresh reading of individual works - including his last novel, The Well-Beloved , and his first collection of verse, Wessex Poems - as well as exploring such central topics as the nature of storytelling, and the relations between poetry and song. Challenging, lucid and accessible, these essays provide new insight into the achievement of Thomas Hardy.

'...this anthology has earned its place on the bookshelf.' - English Language Teaching

Prefacep. viii
Notes on the Contributorsp. xvi
Merely a Good Hand at a Serial? from A Pair of Blue Eyes to Far from the Madding Crowdp. 1
Geology, Genealogy and Church Restoration in Hardy's Writingp. 22
'Gifted, even in November': the Meanings of The Well-Belovedp. 41
A Feast of Language: Hardy's Allusionsp. 58
'As near to poetry as the conditions would allow': the Presence of the Poet in Hardy's Novelsp. 72
Hardy's Architecture: a General Perspective and a Personal Viewp. 95
Wessex Poems, 1898p. 105
The Figure of the Singer in the Poetry of Thomas Hardyp. 117
Thomas Hardy's Narrative Art: the Poems and Short Storiesp. 137
Noticing Things: Hardy and the Nature of 'Nature'p. 155
Rediscovering Thomas Hardy's 'Facts' Notebookp. 171
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780333737026
ISBN-10: 0333737024
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 12th July 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1