An Historical Evaluation of Thomas Hardy's Poetry (Studies in British Literature v. 49)

An Historical Evaluation of Thomas Hardy's Poetry (Studies in British Literature v. 49)

By: Amitava Banerjee (author)Hardback

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An anthology of 25 essays on British novelist and poet Hardy''s (1840-1928) poetry, ranging from Edmund Grosse's 1918 Mr Hardy's Lyrical Poems, to Joseph Brodsky''s 1998 Wooing the Inanimate. Other well known contributors include T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden, and John Crowe Ransome.

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Acknowledgements...ix Preface...xi Introduction...1 Edmund Gosse (1918) Mr Hardy's Lyrical Poems...19 John Middleton Murry (1919) The Poetry of Mr Hardy...43 I.A. Richards (1924-25) Thomas Hardy: Contemporary Poet...50 T.S. Eliot (1933) Thomas Hardy...53 Ezra Pound (1938) Thomas Hardy: Poet...55 W.H. Auden (1940) A Literary Transference...57 David Perkins (1959) Hardy and the Poetry of Isolation...67 John Crowe Ransome (1960) Thomas Hardy's Poems and the Religious Difficulties of a Naturalist...88 Irving Howe (1966) The Short Poems of Thomas Hardy...101 Philip Larkin (1968) The Poetry of Thomas Hardy...131 Thom Gunn (1970) Thomas Hardy and the Ballads...134 Charles E. May (1970) Thomas Hardy and the Poetry of the Absurd...149 Donald Davie (1972) Hardy's Virgilian Purples...163 Eugenio Montale (1972) A Note on Hardy the Poet...179 A. Banerjee (1981) Philip Larkin and Thomas Hardy...181 Richard Hoffpauir (1983) Yeats or Hardy?...198 Seamus Heaney (1985-86) Place, Pastness, Poems: A Triptych...221 Dennis Taylor (1986) Hardy and Wordsworth...234 J. Hillis Miller (1987) Topography and tropography in Thomas Hardy's "In Front of the Landscape"...253 M.L. Rosenthal (1991) Hardy's Satires: Hard Knowledge, Ghostly Presences, Sexual Loss...275 Robert Langbaum (1992) The Issue of Hardy's Poetry...286 U.C. Knoepflmacher (1993) Hardy's Ruins: Female Spaces, Male Designs...303 Dan Jacobson (1996) Thomas Hardy: the Poet as Philosopher...334 Samuel Hynes (1997) How to be an Old Poet: The Examples of Hardy and Yeats...346 Joseph Brodsky (1998) Wooing the Inanimate...365 Index...399

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  • publication date: 28/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780773477216
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780773477216
  • weight: 794
  • ISBN10: 0773477217

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