Hardy's Noble Melancholics

Bennett, Brandon B.
September 1993
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on Thomas Hardy's literary art which is most consistently and convincingly oriented toward the possibility of overcoming the pain associated with the idea of death and arriving at a mysteriously satisfying experience called `melancholy satisfaction.' Introjection; `The Woodlanders' novel; Logic of `encrypted presence.'


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