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Hardy’s Lyrics

Pearls of Pity

  • Authors
  • Brian Green

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Brian Green
      Pages 1-11
  3. Hardy’s Master Theme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Brian Green
      Pages 15-31
    3. Brian Green
      Pages 32-43
    4. Brian Green
      Pages 44-59
  4. Strategies of Solace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Brian Green
      Pages 63-86
    3. Brian Green
      Pages 87-100
    4. Brian Green
      Pages 101-112
    5. Brian Green
      Pages 113-125
    6. Brian Green
      Pages 126-149
  5. Images of Solace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Brian Green
      Pages 153-191
    3. Brian Green
      Pages 192-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-243

About this book

Introduction

Thomas Hardy frequently insisted that his poems were not self-expressive, but dramatic or 'impersonative'. Yet biographical expositions have dulled their impersonality. Brian Green's approach is more exacting and rewarding; taking Hardy at his word, he traces Hardy's 'master theme' throughout the corpus of poems - a governing concern which merges Victorian and perennial ideas throughout the whole of Hardy's writings.

Keywords

lyric poem Thomas Hardy

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