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New Perspectives on Thomas Hardy

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Two centuries ago, the Russians pushed out of the cold north towards the Caucasus Mountains, the range that blocked their access to Georgia, Turkey, Persia and India. They were forging their colonial destiny, and the mountains were in their way. The Caucasus had to be conquered and, for the highlanders who lived there, life would never be the same again. If the Russians expected it to be an easy fight, however, they were mistaken. Their armies would go on to defeat Napoleon and Hitler, as well as lesser foes, but no one resisted them for as long as these supposed savages. To hear the stories of the conquest, I travelled far from the mountains. I wandered through the steppes of Central Asia and the cities of Turkey. I squatted outside internment camps in Poland, and drank tea beneath the gentle hills of Israel. The stories I heard amplified the outrages I saw in the mountains themselves. As I set out, in my mind was a Chechen woman I had met in a refugee camp. She lived in a ragged, khaki tent in a field of mud and stones, but she welcomed me with laughter and kindness. Like the mountains of her homeland, her spirit had soared upwards, gleaming and pure. Throughout my travels, I met the same generosity from all the Caucasus peoples. Their stories have not been told, and there fame is not great, but truly it deserves to be.


New Perspectives on Thomas Hardy is a lively and varied collection of new essays on Thomas Hardy, contributed by some of the world's leading Hardy scholars. The essays range widely over Hardy's work, thought, creative methods and life, and show a variety of critical approaches. The essays collected here will appeal equally to scholars, students and non-academic Hardy enthusiasts.


Notes on Contributors - Introduction - 'The Characteristic of all Great Poetry, the General Perfectly Reduced in the Particular': Thomas Hardy; J.Gibson - 'Something More to Be Said': Hardy's Creative Process and the Case of Tess and Jude; P.J.Casagrande - Hardy and the City; M.Slater - 'Thoroughfares of Stones': Hardy's 'Other' Love Poetry; T.Johnson - 'Moments of Vision': Postmodernising Tess of the d'Urbervilles: or, Tess of the d'Urbervilles Faithfully Presented by Peter Widdowson; P.Widdowson - 'Bosh' or: Believing Neither More nor Less; Hardy, George Eliot and God; Lance St John Butler - 'Good Faith, You Do Talk!': Some Features of Hardy's Dialogue; R.Chapman - 'A Bewildered Child and His Conjurors': Hardy and the Ideas of his Time; T.Hands - Conscious Artistry in The Mayor of Casterbridge; C.Raine - Hardy's Vision of the Individual in Tess of the d'Urbervilles; C.P.C.Pettit - Questions Arising from Hardy's Visits to Cornwall; F.B.Pinion - Index


Titel: New Perspectives on Thomas Hardy
EAN: 9780333606605
ISBN: 978-0-333-60660-5
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 213
Gewicht: 440g
Größe: H18mm x B225mm x T149mm
Jahr: 1994
Auflage: 1994



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