By Keith Wilson (ed.)
Via unique essays from a distinctive workforce of overseas students and Hardy experts, A better half to Thomas Hardy offers a distinct, one-volume source, which encompasses all features of Hardy's significant novels, brief tales, and poetry
- Informed through the newest in scholarly, severe, and theoretical debates from many of the world's best Hardy scholars
- Reveals groundbreaking insights via examinations of Hardy’s significant novels, brief tales, poetry, and drama
- Explores Hardy's paintings within the context of the foremost highbrow and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for next writers
Chapter 1 Hardy as Biographical topic (pages 5–18): Michael Millgate
Chapter 2 Hardy and Philosophy (pages 19–35): Phillip Mallett
Chapter three Hardy and Darwin: a fascinating Hardy? (pages 36–53): George Levine
Chapter four Hardy and where of tradition (pages 54–70): Angelique Richardson
Chapter five “The difficult Case of the Would?be?Religious”: Hardy and the Church from adolescence to Later Years (pages 71–85): Pamela Dalziel
Chapter 6 Thomas Hardy's Notebooks (pages 86–101): William Greenslade
Chapter 7 “Genres usually are not to be combined. … i can't combine them”: Discourse, Ideology, and primary Hybridity in Hardy's Fiction (pages 102–116): Richard Nemesvari
Chapter eight Hardy and his Critics: Gender within the Interstices (pages 117–129): Margaret R. Higonnet
Chapter nine “His Country”: Hardy within the Rural (pages 131–145): Ralph Pite
Chapter 10 Thomas Hardy of London (pages 146–161): Keith Wilson
Chapter eleven “A Thickness of Wall”: Hardy and sophistication (pages 162–177): Roger Ebbatson
Chapter 12 studying Hardy via gown: The Case of faraway from the Madding Crowd (pages 178–193): Simon Gatrell
Chapter thirteen Hardy and Romantic Love (pages 194–209): Michael Irwin
Chapter 14 Hardy and the visible Arts (pages 210–222): J. B. Bullen
Chapter 15 Hardy and tune: Uncanny Sounds (pages 223–238): Claire Seymour
Chapter sixteen The Darkening Pastoral: below the Greenwood Tree and much From the Madding Crowd (pages 239–253): Stephen Regan
Chapter 17 “Wild areas of Obscurity”: Narrative within the go back of the local (pages 254–266): Penny Boumelha
Chapter 18 Hardy's “Novels of Ingenuity” (pages 267–280): Mary Rimmer
Chapter 19 Hardy's “Romances and Fantasies” (pages 281–298): Jane Thomas
Chapter 20 The Haunted constructions of The Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 299–312): Julian Wolfreys
Chapter 21 Dethroning the excessive Priest of Nature within the Woodlanders (pages 313–327): Andrew Radford
Chapter 22 Melodrama, imaginative and prescient, and Modernity: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (pages 328–344): Tim Dolin
Chapter 23 Jude the vague and English nationwide identification: The spiritual Striations of Wessex (pages 345–363): Dennis Taylor
Chapter 24 “… into the fingers of Pure?Minded English Girls”: Hardy's brief tales and the overdue Victorian Literary market (pages 364–377): Peter Widdowson
Chapter 25 series and sequence in Hardy's Poetry (pages 378–394): Tim Armstrong
Chapter 26 Hardy's Poems: The Scholarly state of affairs (pages 395–412): William W. Morgan
Chapter 27 that is convey company: Spectacle, Narration, and Laughter within the Dynasts (pages 413–430): G. Glen Wickens
Chapter 28 Modernist Hardy: Hand?Writing within the Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 431–449): J. Hillis Miller
Chapter 29 Inhibiting the Voice: Thomas Hardy and smooth Poetics (pages 450–464): Charles Lock
Chapter 30 Hardy's Heirs: D. H. Lawrence and John Cowper Powys (pages 465–478): Terry R. Wright
By Steve Clark
During this remarkable and impressive ebook, S.H. Clark explores and constructs a historical past of poetic misogyny. For the 1st time, a variety of English poetry through males is tested for proof of the articulation of straight masculine wishes. yet Clark is going past a simple oppositional version of studying the male canon, to invite how we learn this paintings 'after feminism', and if it is attainable to worth those texts as misogynist texts within the gentle of feminist idea? Sordid photos is a difficult, debatable booklet. it's going to excite and unsettle its readers, and encourage many to seem back at the various cornerstone works of English literature.
By John Atkinson
By Tony Brown
Glyn Jones was once one of many impressive first iteration of Welsh writers in English which integrated Dylan Thomas, Rhys Davies and Idris Davies. a tremendous determine at the Welsh literary scene for nearly sixty years, Glyn Jones’s brief tales are between his best achievements; of his first assortment, The Blue mattress (1937), Edward Garnett wrote, ‘Glyn Jones is a genius ... his tales have an odd imaginitive caliber approximately them in contrast to whatever else’. This quantity is the 1st to collect all Glyn Jones’s brief tales and contains ‘I was once born within the Ystrad Valley’, an extended tale approximately an armed uprising within the south Wales valleys, right here republished for the 1st time because the Nineteen Thirties. Set more often than not both within the scruffy streets of his boyhood Merthyr or within the luxuriant Carmarthenshire geographical region, the tales exhibit the wealthy number of tone that characterizes Glyn Jones’s fiction. conscious about the soreness and pain on the earth round him, Jones is usually deeply attentive to the mysterious and sensuous fantastic thing about the flora and fauna and to the resilience and humour of normal, fallible people. by means of flip comedian, sensuous, ugly, even unreal, the tales should be deeply relocating of their compassion. Set in Wales, they're common of their humanity.
By Frederick Burwick
A realistic and accomplished reference paintings, the Oxford Handbook offers the simplest single-volume resource of unique scholarship on all points of Coleridge's different writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing jointly the wisdome of specialists from internationally, current an authoritative, in-depth, and up to date overview of an important writer of British Romanticism. The ebook is split into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, assets and impacts, and Reception.
The Coleridge pupil this day has prepared entry to various fabrics formerly to be had merely in library files on either side of the Atlantic. The Bollingen version, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 40 years in construction was once accomplished in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) have been additionally produced in this comparable interval, 5 volumes of textual content with an extra 5 significant other volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford released the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take complete benefit of the handy entry and new perception supplied by means of those volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the total variety and complexity of Coleridge's occupation. It analyzes the numerous elements of Coleridge's literary, severe, philosophical, and theological ambitions, and it furnishes either scholars and complex students with the right kind instruments for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's wealthy and sundry accomplishments, in addition to supplying an authoritative advisor to the main up to date brooding about his achievements.
By Keith Walker, Nicholas Fisher
Construction at the power of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1984), top pupil Nicholas Fisher offers a completely revised and up to date variation of the paintings of 1 the best recovery wits.Includes the textual content of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s edition of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a textual content that without problems identifies Rochester’s revisionsPresents the poems in models that have been present in the course of Rochester’s lifetime, permitting the reader to event the poems as Rochester’s contemporaries didIncorporates insights and discoveries revamped the final twenty-five years and texts of manuscripts that in the past have been unavailable for learn
By Richard Terry
By Robert Browning, Susan Crowl, Roma A. King
Robert Browning wrote Parleyings with sure humans of significance of their Day in his seventy-third yr. The paintings is a capstone to the poet's lengthy profession, encompassing autobiography in addition to impacts referring to the poet's lifestyles and occupation and on Victorian inspiration and tradition ordinarily. one in every of Browning's most complicated works, Parleyings is additionally a piece necessary to knowing his genius and occupation as an entire. The Ohio/Baylor Browning variation deals keys to the complexity and curiosity of Parleyings via a definitive, emended textual content, complete annotations for allusions either specific and implicit within the textual content, and version readings for the manuscript and all variations revised by means of Browning in the course of his lifetime.
In shape and constitution, Parleyings is a chain of 7 poems written in Browning's personal voice and addressed to figures influential in his improvement. The sequence is framed by way of a prologue and an epilogue, the full amounting to a few 3,500 traces. The poems are a proper distinction and a pendant to the nice sequence of associated dramatic monologues in The Ring and the Book. They exhibit the zest for innovation possessed by means of the grasp of the dramatic monologue in his ripe adulthood. readers in addition to scholars and students of Browning will discover a wealthy box of poetry and a serious mass of assets in quantity XVI of the Ohio/Baylor Browning edition.
As regularly during this acclaimed sequence, an entire list of textual variations is supplied, in addition to broad explanatory notes.
By Anne Cotterill
Cotterill turns feminist sensitivity towards silenced voices to appear afresh at significant nondramatic texts through Donne, Marvell, Browne, Milton, and Dryden. Anne Cotterill examines richly digressive audio system who carve literary mazes via a perilous international for mental, political, and poetic survival--and assault.