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The Resource Ambivalence in Hardy : a study of his attitude to women, Shanta Dutta

Ambivalence in Hardy : a study of his attitude to women, Shanta Dutta

Label
Ambivalence in Hardy : a study of his attitude to women
Title
Ambivalence in Hardy
Title remainder
a study of his attitude to women
Statement of responsibility
Shanta Dutta
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Here the Hardy canon is challenged through the analysis of two 'minor' novels, The Hand of Ethelberta and Two on a Tower, and with the help of manuscript evidence, a revolutionary re-reading of The Woodlanders is offered. Generous references to Hardy's letters, autobiography, literary notebooks, marginalia, and the letters of his two wives seek to blend a biographical approach with a feminist reading. Parallelisms between Hardy's fiction and that of contemporary feminist writers are explored to suggest mutual literary influence. Hardy's relations with contemporary women writers, especially his protegees and his 'scribbling' wives, are discussed in unprecedented detail. An analysis of the short stories makes a case for Hardy as the champion of 'Woman as Victim', while his changing responses to the Suffrage movement suggest a deep-rooted ambivalence that makes any glib appropriation of Hardy under the feminist banner too simplistic. This book thus highlights the tensions and contradictions between Hardy the apologist for women and Hardy the alleged misogynist."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dutta, Shanta
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4757.W6
LC item number
D87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in literature
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • Hardy, Thomas
Label
Ambivalence in Hardy : a study of his attitude to women, Shanta Dutta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the critics' debate -- The hand of Ethelberta -- The return of the native -- Two on a tower -- The woodlanders -- The short stories of the 1890s -- Jude the obscure -- Hardy, his wives, and his literary protégées -- Hardy and some contemporary female writers -- Conclusion: 'A confused heap of impressions'
Control code
40738893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780312221836
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99013316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ambivalence in Hardy : a study of his attitude to women, Shanta Dutta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the critics' debate -- The hand of Ethelberta -- The return of the native -- Two on a tower -- The woodlanders -- The short stories of the 1890s -- Jude the obscure -- Hardy, his wives, and his literary protégées -- Hardy and some contemporary female writers -- Conclusion: 'A confused heap of impressions'
Control code
40738893
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780312221836
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99013316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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