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Thomas Hardy by Tim Armstrong
Book DescriptionIn Thomas Hardy: Selected Poems Tim Armstrong brings together over 180 poems in the first comprehensively annotated selection of Hardy's poetry. Unlike most previous selections, this edition preserves the shape of the poet's career by presenting the poems in the order in which they appeared in the Collected Poems of 1930, rather than re-ordering them thematically. Head notes to each poem give the reader information about its composition, publication, sources and metrical scheme; on-the-page notes list significant variants in Hardy's manuscripts, point out literary and other allusions, and give explanatory glosses. An appendix contains a selection of relevant passages from Hardy's notebooks, letters, and autobiography; and a bibliography suggests further reading. Tim Armstrong's critical Introduction discusses Hardy's career, his poetics, his use of memory and allusion and examines his position in the context of Victorian debates on aesthetics and belief. The generous selection of poems includes many lesser-known poems as well as those which have received most critical commentary, and the important elegiac sequence 'Poems of 1912-13' is included in its entirety.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408204306
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Modernism, Hardback (April 2005)
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Haunted Hardy, Hardback (November 2000)
In his poetry, Thomas Hardy describes himself as posthumous, as rekindling the cinders of passion. Using Derrida, Abraham and Torok and other theorists, and referring to Victorian debates on materialism, this book investigates ghostliness, historicity and memory in Hardy's poetry.
Modernism, Technology, and the Body, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Tim Armstrong
An interdisciplinary study of the relationship between modernism, technology and the body during the modernist period.
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