Cambridge University Press, 23.02.1978 - 181 Seiten
This study of Thomas Hardy provides a substantial introduction to his six major novels and his poems. It deals more briefly with the minor fiction. Hardy now seems a more important novelist and poet than at any previous time. This is only partly due to his capabilities as a social historian or provincial chronicler. Far more important is his faithful exploration of the daily trials and tragedies of men and women as feeling beings. Man and woman in love, man and woman 'up against it', are the central themes of his fiction and poetry. His ability to universalise his tragic material, in which he is akin to Shakespeare, is seen as his abiding achievement. Detailed analyses are made of some crucial passages in the major novels and a serious attempt is made to counter the proposition that Hardy 'wrote badly'.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
action Alec Angel appears associated Bathsheba becomes Boldwood called Casterbridge chapter characters Christian comes concerned course death described desire detail direct discussion early Egdon emotional environment Eustacia example eyes fact fall fate feel final Fitzpiers follows forces Giles give given Grace hand Hardy Hardy's heath Henchard human important instance integration interest involved Jude later least leaves less light lives look lovers Madding Crowd man's marriage married Mayor means mind move Native nature never night novel once opening passionate past perhaps plot poem poet position possible present question reference relationship Return scene season seems seen sense sexual social sort story suffering suggests symbol takes Tess Tess's things tragic trees turn universe wants Wessex woman Woodlanders writing young