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The Resource Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry : Codes of Bereavement, (electronic resource:)

Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry : Codes of Bereavement, (electronic resource:)

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Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry : Codes of Bereavement
Title
Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry
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Codes of Bereavement
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eng
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Benziman, Galia
Dewey number
823.8
LC call number
PN1010-PN1551
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This book examines the transition from traditional to modern elegy through a close study of Thomas Hardy's oeuvre and its commitment to mourning and remembrance. Hardy is usually read as an avowed elegist who writes against the collective forgetfulness typical of the late-Victorian era. But Hardy, as argued here, is dialectically implicated in the very cultural and psychological amnesia that he resists, as her book demonstrates by expanding the corpus of study beyond the spousal elegies (the "Poems of 1912-1913") to include a wide variety of poems, novels and short stories that deal with bereavement and mourning. Locating the modern aspect of Hardy's elegiac writing in this ambivalence and in the subversion of memory as unreliable, the book explores the textual moments at which Hardy challenges binary dichotomies such as forgetting vs. remembering, narcissism vs. unselfish commitment, grief vs. betrayal, the work of mourning vs. melancholia, presence vs. absence. The book's analysis allows us to relate Hardy's elegiac poetics, and particularly his description of the mourner as a writer, to shifting late-Victorian conceptualizations of death, memory, art, science and gender relations
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Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry : Codes of Bereavement, (electronic resource:)
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OCM1bookssib031164879
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21.000 x 014.800 cm.
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unknown
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vii, 173 p.
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9781137507129
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9781137507129
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9781137507129
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Thomas Hardy's Elegiac Prose and Poetry : Codes of Bereavement, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssib031164879
Dimensions
21.000 x 014.800 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 173 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781137507129
Other control number
9781137507129
Other physical details
ill
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781137507129
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib031164879

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