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The Resource Thomas Hardy's brains : psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination, Suzanne Keen

Thomas Hardy's brains : psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination, Suzanne Keen

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Thomas Hardy's brains : psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination
Title
Thomas Hardy's brains
Title remainder
psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Keen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The imagery of brains and nerves that Thomas Hardy employed in over a half century of writing amply demonstrates that he knew the psychology of his time. Thomas Hardy{u2019}s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy{u2019}s Imagination reevaluates Hardy{u2019}s representations of minds, the will, and consciousness (and nescience) in the context of Victorian brain science and Victorian medical neurology. Susanne Keen traces his reading from his early twenties until his old age in sources such as The Literary Notebooks, collections of reading notes made by Hardy from the 1860s onward. In showing how Hardy the reader informed Hardy the novelist and poet, she gives new insight into the unusual techniques Hardy used to represent fictional consciousness in his fiction and shows how the image schemas in his poetry embody his convictions. This study reveals how Hardy made sense of diverse sources of an affective human psychology, a discipline that expanded significantly during Hardy{u2019}s working life. From the 1870s to the turn of the twentieth century, the tools and techniques for studying the structures and function of the nervous system developed rapidly. Simultaneously, Hardy moved steadily toward realizing a more physiologically accurate rendering of brains and nerves. --Provided by publisher
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OU/DLC
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Keen, Suzanne
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4757.P8
LC item number
K44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theory and interpretation of narrative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
Label
Thomas Hardy's brains : psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination, Suzanne Keen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Psychological influences on Hardy -- The minds of Hardy's characters -- Emotion and cognition in Hardy's verse -- The neurological turn -- Empathetic Hardy
Control code
861955959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780814212493
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955959
Label
Thomas Hardy's brains : psychology, neurology, and Hardy's imagination, Suzanne Keen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Psychological influences on Hardy -- The minds of Hardy's characters -- Emotion and cognition in Hardy's verse -- The neurological turn -- Empathetic Hardy
Control code
861955959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780814212493
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955959

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