Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems

Reading Thomas Hardy  Selected Poems

As in Moments of Vision, there are many poems associated with Emma, but Hardy selected few of them for Chosen Poems and there is a sense that he is drawing heavily on reserve stock. 'A Man Was Drawing Near to Me' (536), surely one of ...

Author: Neil Wenborn

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847602138

Category: Literary Criticism

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Thomas Hardy is unique in English literature as a major novelist who is also a major poet. His collected poetry is among the most distinctive bodies of verse in the language, and includes such pinnacles of the lyric tradition as ‘The Darkling Thrush’ and the series of haunted love-elegies written in memory of his first wife Emma and such instantly recognizable titles as ‘Drummer Hodge’, ‘A Trampwoman’s Tragedy’, ‘Convergence of the Twain’. It is also among the most controversial. Ever since his poetry first appeared in the collection Wessex Poems in 1898, readers and critics alike have stumbled over its awkwardnesses or been seduced by its idiosyncratic music, have celebrated its unprecedented formal inventiveness or deplored its perceived lack of ambition. It has been variously read as an archetype of the Victorian intellectual odyssey, as the work of a proto-modernist, and as the fountainhead of contemporary British verse. At once traditional and modern, the acme of artifice and a conduit of intense emotion, it remains a critical enigma. This exemplary study guide seeks to set Hardy’s poetry in the context of his life, times and literary heritage, and to understand, through a close reading of selected poems, both the challenge it offers to criticism and the elusive power it continues to exert over each new generation of readers. All his collections are introduced including Wessex Poems, Poems of the Past and Present, Time’s Laughingstocks, Satires of Circumstance, Moments of Vision, Late Lyrics and Earlier, Human Shows and Winter Words.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hardy Selected Poems

Hardy  Selected Poems

Thomas Hardy Robert Mezey. Robert Mezey has been poet-in-residence at Pomona College since 1976. A Guggenheim and NEA fellow, he was awarded a prize in poetry by the American Academy of Arts & Letters. The Lovemaker, the first of his ...

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673214

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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Thomas Hardy abandoned the novel form at the turn of the century, probably after public reaction to Jude the Obscure, but continued to write verse displaying a wide variety of metrical styles and stanza forms and a broad scope of tone and attitude. This definitive volume contains selections from his numerous collections published between 1898 and 1928. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Poetry

The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy

The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy

Includes sixteen Hardy titles] The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost. Ed. Harold Bloom, New York, Harper Collins, 2004. Chosen Poems. Ed. David Bromwich, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2006.

Author: Dr Rosemarie Morgan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409476306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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Bringing together eminent Hardy scholars, The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy offers an overview of Hardy scholarship and suggests new directions in Hardy studies. While several collections have surveyed the Hardy landscape, no previous volume has been composed specifically for scholars and advanced graduate students. This companion is specially designed to aid original research on Hardy and serve as the critical basis for Hardy studies in the new millennium.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

Collects 104 of Hardy's poems, with notes

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039386094

Category: English poetry

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Collects 104 of Hardy's poems, with notes.
Categories: English poetry

Hardy s Poetry 1860 1928

Hardy s Poetry  1860 1928

Such major rereadings occurred for the Wessex Novels (London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895–6) shortly before Hardy resumed his career ... changes Hardy made before his death and for the preparation of a last selected edition, Chosen Poems, ...

Author: D. Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349202539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Hardy insisted that his poetry steadily grew in skill and maturity. Hardy's Poetry, 1860-1928 traces this development. Gradually Hardy makes his lyric poem the model of a man's life: the way the lyric speaker forms his thoughts within the few moments of a reverie recapitulates the way a man has thought over a lifetime; the smaller interruption of the reverie portends the larger interruptions of life. This lyric model is supported by a distinctive imagery of visual patterns whose implications Hardy explores. These patterns come to symbolise the patterns of life and mind which crystallise over a lifetime and are belatedly revealed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Thomas Hardy Annual No 1

Thomas Hardy Annual No  1

A Dorset Collection: Poems by Thomas Hardy, music by Dennis Cooper (Broadstone, Dorset: Dennis Cooper, 1979). The Gates Along the Path: Poems ... The New Wessex Selection of Thomas Hardy's Poetry, chosen by John and Eirian Wain, intro.

Author: Norman Page

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349169696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Third , in 1916 , Hardy published his own volume of Selected Poems – the first ' anthology of his work – which drew , at that point of course , only on his first four books of poetry . In 1927 , he revised and rearranged this anthology ...

Author: Peter Widdowson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349250820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Peter Widdowson's major new selection of Hardy's poetry offers the student a challenging assessment of his poetic achievement by juxtaposing Hardy's best known poems with some of his least known. In addition to the 184 poems and the selection of Hardy's prose writings (never before so fully annotated), Widdowson includes a lively introduction on Hardy's life and work, a critical essay re-assessing his place in literary history, and extensive explanatory notes on each poem and essay. The volume revitalises our understanding and enjoyment of a most enduringly popular poet and is set to prove a definitive student edition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Pattern of Hardy s Poetry

The Pattern of Hardy s Poetry

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy, London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1916. Selected Poems of William Barnes, Chosen and Edited with a Preface and Glossarial Notes by Thomas Hardy, London, Henry Frowde, 1908. Time's Laughingstocks and Other ...

Author: Samuel Hynes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469650180

Category: Poetry

Page: 205

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The pattern in Hardy's poetry is the eternal conflict between irreconcilables that was, for him, the first principle, and indeed the only principle, of universal order. Hynes analyzes this pattern as it is manifested in the philosophical context of the poems, their structure, diction, and imagery. Originally published in 1961. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: Poetry

Thomas Hardy s Poetry and Existentialism

Thomas Hardy s Poetry and Existentialism

Paulin , Tom , Thomas Hardy : The Poetry of Perception , London : The Macmillan Ltd. , 1975 . Pinion , F.B. , A Hardy Companion , London : Macmillan Ltd. , 1968 . Puk , Francine Shapiro ( ed . ) , Thomas Hardy's Chosen Poems , New York ...

Author: Mallikarjun Patil

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8171568335

Category: Existentialism in literature

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The Book Is A Scholarly Work Which Throws Ample Light On Hardy, A Poet-Thinker So Far A Neglected Genius. The Author Penetrates Deep Into Hardy S Poetry In The Light Of Atheistic Existentialism. He Focuses On Hardy S Views On Man, His Relationship With Nature, Society And His Own Self. According To Hardy, Man In Pride Of His Power Neglects The Importance Of Nature And Society And Fails To Achieve Selfhood. But When He Realizes His Misdeeds, He Conscientiously Makes Up The Differences And Lives Harmoniously In The Society And Biological Milieu With A Firm Decision To Attain An Identity And Perfection.This Book Displays Thomas Hardy S Views On Man, Nature, Society, Religion, God And Universe. It Shows The Undivisible Link That Exists Amidst These Factors. Hardy S Evolutionary Meliorism And Scientific Humanism Are Adequately Discussed And Evaluated. Hardy S Vision Of Life And His Original Views For A New Order Of Life Are Presented With Clarity And Precision. Indeed, The Book Is Really A Brilliant Work On Hardy S Theory Of Human Reality.
Categories: Existentialism in literature

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435018313080

Category: Country life

Page: 168

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Categories: Country life