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The Resource Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry : codes of bereavement, Galia Benziman

Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry : codes of bereavement, Galia Benziman

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Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry : codes of bereavement
Title
Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry
Title remainder
codes of bereavement
Statement of responsibility
Galia Benziman
Title variation
Elegiac prose and poetry
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the transition from traditional to modern elegy through a close study of Thomas Hardy’s oeuvre and its commitment to mourning and remembrance. Hardy is usually read as an avowed elegist who writes against the collective forgetfulness typical of the late-Victorian era. But Hardy, as argued here, is dialectically implicated in the very cultural and psychological amnesia that he resists, as her book demonstrates by expanding the corpus of study beyond the spousal elegies (the zPoems of 1912-1913y) to include a wide variety of poems, novels and short stories that deal with bereavement and mourning. Locating the modern aspect of Hardy’s elegiac writing in this ambivalence and in the subversion of memory as unreliable, the book explores the textual moments at which Hardy challenges binary dichotomies such as forgetting vs. remembering, narcissism vs. unselfish commitment, grief vs. betrayal, the work of mourning vs. melancholia, presence vs. absence. The book's analysis allows us to relate Hardy’s elegiac poetics, and particularly his description of the mourner as a writer, to shifting late-Victorian conceptualizations of death, memory, art, science and gender relations
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1968-
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Benziman, Galia
Dewey number
821.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4757.P67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bereavement in literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Hardy, Thomas
Label
Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry : codes of bereavement, Galia Benziman
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Patterns of Mourning: Cultural and Theoretical Frameworks; Utilitarianism, Pain and the Anatomy Act; The Psychic Life of Grief: Mourning or Melancholia; Alternative Immortalities: The Scientific Discourses of Death; Literary Contexts: Mourning, Language and the Transition to Modern Elegy; Hardy's Codes of Bereavement: Revising the Elegiac Mode; Mourning Figurations, Textualising the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 2: "Hands Behind Hands": Seeing the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 3: "Spectres that Grieve": The Dead Speak; Works Cited
  • Chapter 4: "Still Corporeally Imminent": Hardy's Revenants"It Was the Figure of a Woman": Retrieving the Dead in Desperate Remedies; Works Cited; Chapter 5: "For She Won't Know": Utilising the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 6: "I Do but the Phantom Retain": The Mistrust of Memory; The Dead as Image: Metaphorical Absorption; The Art of Bereavement: Memory as Text; Works Cited; Works Cited; Index
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SPR1030303158
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781137507129
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1030303158
  • (OCoLC)1030303158
Label
Thomas Hardy's elegiac prose and poetry : codes of bereavement, Galia Benziman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Patterns of Mourning: Cultural and Theoretical Frameworks; Utilitarianism, Pain and the Anatomy Act; The Psychic Life of Grief: Mourning or Melancholia; Alternative Immortalities: The Scientific Discourses of Death; Literary Contexts: Mourning, Language and the Transition to Modern Elegy; Hardy's Codes of Bereavement: Revising the Elegiac Mode; Mourning Figurations, Textualising the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 2: "Hands Behind Hands": Seeing the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 3: "Spectres that Grieve": The Dead Speak; Works Cited
  • Chapter 4: "Still Corporeally Imminent": Hardy's Revenants"It Was the Figure of a Woman": Retrieving the Dead in Desperate Remedies; Works Cited; Chapter 5: "For She Won't Know": Utilising the Dead; Works Cited; Chapter 6: "I Do but the Phantom Retain": The Mistrust of Memory; The Dead as Image: Metaphorical Absorption; The Art of Bereavement: Memory as Text; Works Cited; Works Cited; Index
Control code
SPR1030303158
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137507129
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1030303158
  • (OCoLC)1030303158

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