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Thomas Hardy, Monism, and the Carnival Tradition: The One and the Many in The Dynasts

Wickens, Gordon Glen

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ISBN 10: 0802048641 / ISBN 13: 9780802048646
Edité par University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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0802048641 Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Small name crossed off on first page. N° de réf. du libraire 38067

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Titre : Thomas Hardy, Monism, and the Carnival ...

Éditeur : University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

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In this original and scrupulously researched book, G. Glen Wickens offers a new reading of a work which is often ignored by critics and students of Victorian literature, Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts. Wickens explores the monistic viewpoint of The Dynasts through reference to 19th and early 20th philosophical writings which have never before been applied to Hardy's philosophy. Using insights derived from the critical theory of Mikhail Bakhtin - in particular his concept of carnival - Wickens also counters the usual view of The Dynasts as failed epic or tragedy, and instead situates the work as a novel within the serio-comical genres. In doing so, he brings out new, violent implications to Bakhtin's theory of laughter and carnival.

Thomas Hardy, Monism, and the Carnival Tradition is the first book-length study of Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts since 1977. It will be of interest to Hardy scholars, critics of Bakhtin, and to readers interested in monist philosophy or nineteenth century history.

About the Author:

G. Glen Wickens is a professor in the Department of English, Bishop’s University. He has published articles on Hardy, Tennyson and various aspects of Victorian literary and philosophical thought.

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