Reading Thomas Hardy

Reading Thomas Hardy

Levine, George (Rutgers University, New Jersey)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

A powerful new account of Hardy's novels by a leading scholar, emphasizing their affirmative elements and their often poetic prose. George Levine provides an overview of Hardy's entire fictional canon, drawing attention to the influence of Charles Darwin on his work and Hardy's own impact on Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence.
1. Shaping Hardy's art: vision, class, and sex; 2. Hardy and Darwin: an enchanting Hardy?; 3. The Mayor of Casterbridge: reversing the real; Interlude: Jude and the power of art; 4. From mindless matter to the art of the mind: The Well-Beloved; 5. The poetry of the novels.