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The Resource Reading Hardy's landscapes, Michael Irwin

Reading Hardy's landscapes, Michael Irwin

Label
Reading Hardy's landscapes
Title
Reading Hardy's landscapes
Statement of responsibility
Michael Irwin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book proposes that a Hardy novel should be read very much as a Constable painting is 'read' - the landscape as significant as the figures who traverse it, the background as important as the story. It analyses the recurring emphases and implications in Hardy's innumerable descriptions of birds, plants, insects, light, weather, sound, movement. The ephemeral lives of his human protagonists are seen to be half dissolved in the ceaseless patterns of motion, change and dissolution in the teeming world they inhabit. Hardy emerges as no mere story-teller, in the nineteenth-century tradition, but as a poet and a modernist who dramatizes a vision, a way of seeing and understanding the world."--Jacket
  • "This book proposes that a Hardy novel should be read very much as a Constable painting is 'read' - the landscape as significant as the figures who traverse it, the background as important as the story. It analyses the recurring emphases and implications in Hardy's innumerable descriptions of birds, plants, insects, light, weather, sound, movement. The ephemeral lives of his human protagonists are seen to be half dissolved in the ceaseless patterns of motion, change and dissolution in the teeming world they inhabit. Hardy emerges as no mere story-teller, in the nineteenth-century tradition, but as a poet and a modernist who dramatizes a vision, a way of seeing and understanding the world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irwin, Michael
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4757.L3
LC item number
I79 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Landscapes
  • Setting (Literature)
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Wessex (England)
Label
Reading Hardy's landscapes, Michael Irwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-168) 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Hardy's Insects -- 3. Noises in Hardy's Novels -- 4. The Poetry of Motion -- 5. Erosion, Deformation and Reformation -- 6. Concatenations -- 7. 'This insubstantial pageant'
Control code
41380343
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312224035
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99015880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Reading Hardy's landscapes, Michael Irwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-168) 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
1. Introduction -- 2. Hardy's Insects -- 3. Noises in Hardy's Novels -- 4. The Poetry of Motion -- 5. Erosion, Deformation and Reformation -- 6. Concatenations -- 7. 'This insubstantial pageant'
Control code
41380343
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312224035
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
99015880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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