Thomas Hardy and Desire

Conceptions of the Self

  • Jane Thomas

About this book


Drawing on a broad concept of desire, informed by poststructuralist theorists this book examines the range of Hardy's work. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his thinking about desire, its relationship to the social and symbolic network in which human subjectivity is constituted and art's potential to offer fulfilment to the desiring subject.


aesthetics poetry Thomas Hardy

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  • Jane Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullUK

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