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Thomas Hardy and Desire: Conceptions of the Self

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At the center of Hardy's aesthetic practice is the recognition of desire as a necessary and fundamental condition of human existence. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the world and the systems in which their sense of self is expressed and constituted. Yet his work also explores the positive, dynamic and productive dimension of desire. Structured around the themes of home and homelessness; eroticism; Poor Men, Ladies and social aspiration; the transgressivity of cross dressing; the creation of "sapphic spaces;" aesthetic desire and its fulfilment in the achieved work of art, Thomas Hardy and Desire demonstrates Hardy's commitment, as an artist in pursuit of "a way to the better," to exploring how the energy of desire pushes beyond the boundaries of class, sexuality, gender and even language itself to bring new ways of being and doing into the realm of knowledge.

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At the center of Hardy's aesthetic practice is the recognition of desire as a necessary and fundamental condition of human existence. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the world and the systems in which their sense of self is expressed and constituted. Yet his work also explores the positive, dynamic and productive dimension of desire. Structured around the themes of home and homelessness; eroticism; Poor Men, Ladies and social aspiration; the transgressivity of cross dressing; the creation of "sapphic spaces;" aesthetic desire and its fulfilment in the achieved work of art, Thomas Hardy and Desire demonstrates Hardy's commitment, as an artist in pursuit of "a way to the better," to exploring how the energy of desire pushes beyond the boundaries of class, sexuality, gender and even language itself to bring new ways of being and doing into the realm of knowledge.

About the Author

JANE THOMAS is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, UK and has published widely on Thomas Hardy, Victorian Literature, art and sculpture and contemporary women writers. Her publications include Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent: Reassessing the 'Minor' Novels and editions of The Well-Beloved and Hardy's shorter fiction.

 

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction: Hardy and Desire

House and Home: Nostalgic Desire and the Locus of the Self

Desire, Female Amity and 'Sapphic Space'

Sexual Desire and the Lure' of the Erotic

Poor Men and Ladies: Aspirational Desire

As You Like It: Cross-Dressing and the Gendered Expression of Desire

Art, Aesthetics and Masculine Desire

'Scanned Across the Dark Space':Poetry, Desire and Aesthetic Fulfilment

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230224636
Author:
Thomas, Jane
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Reference
Subject:
lgbt
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

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At the center of Hardy's aesthetic practice is the recognition of desire as a necessary and fundamental condition of human existence. Yearning, disappointment, frustration and loss determine the relationship of his characters and poetic personae to the world and the systems in which their sense of self is expressed and constituted. Yet his work also explores the positive, dynamic and productive dimension of desire. Structured around the themes of home and homelessness; eroticism; Poor Men, Ladies and social aspiration; the transgressivity of cross dressing; the creation of "sapphic spaces;" aesthetic desire and its fulfilment in the achieved work of art, Thomas Hardy and Desire demonstrates Hardy's commitment, as an artist in pursuit of "a way to the better," to exploring how the energy of desire pushes beyond the boundaries of class, sexuality, gender and even language itself to bring new ways of being and doing into the realm of knowledge.
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