Representations of Culture: Thomas Hardy's Wessex & Victorian Anthropology

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Peter Lang, 2007 - 154 páginas
Representations of Culture places Thomas Hardy's Wessex - his fictional representation of rural England - within the framework of anthropology, an emergent discipline at the time. Informed by both intellectual biography and close textual readings, this book argues that Hardy's lifelong interests in folklore, customs, local history, myth, archaeology, and communal narrative history represent the most «modern» (rather than simply traditional) aspect of his thinking - the ways in which anthropological viewpoints associated with Tylor, Lang, and Frazer shaped his understanding and representation of Wessex.

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Beginnings Descriptions of Local Culture
33
Wessex Past And Present Primitive and Modern
63
An Experiment in Tragic Form Anthropological
97
Beyond Myth The Presence of the Past
121
Notes
135
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The Author: Michael A. Zeitler is Assistant Professor of English at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in English from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. A Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, Dr. Zeitler has published numerous journal articles on both Victorian and African-American literature.

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