Through a study of his verse and fiction the author attempts to present Hardy's seemingly conflicting views about the nature of God and His relationship with man. Also included is an assimilation of the philosophical influences on Hardy's writing, including Schopenhauer and Comte. Hardy emerges in the text as a figure at once postmodern in his conviction that life is a darkling landscape and Carlylean in his emphasis on "loving-kindness" as the requisite temper of human relations.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1990. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80087982