Hardy and Music

Hughes, John D (1997) Hardy and Music. English, 46 (185). pp. 113-129. ISSN 0013-8215

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Abstract

The article examines the use of music in novelist Thomas Hardy's writings of the 1890s as well as the way it operates unconsciously. He explores how the relationship between the ideal and the real can be identified in Hardy's use of music in the poem "The Darkling Thrush," how music is described in a way that invokes unconscious activities of thought and body, and the use of music in some of Hardy's other poems. He comments that music is often the element that provokes inklings of community.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928; Music in literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR401 Modern > PR451 19th century
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR500 Poetry
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR750 Prose > PR821 Prose fiction. The novel
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2016 13:17
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1957

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