Landscapes of Eternal Return : Tennyson to Hardy Hardback
This book is about the resonance and implications of the idea of `eternal recurrence', as expounded notably by Nietzsche, in relation to a range of nineteenth-century literature.
It opens up the issue of repetition and cyclical time as a key feature of both poetic and prose texts in the Victorian/Edwardian period.
The emphasis is upon the resonance of landscape as a vehicle of meaning, and upon the philosophical and aesthetic implications of the doctrine of `recurrence' for the authors whose work is examined here, ranging from Tennyson and Hallam to Swinburne and Hardy.
The book offers radically new light on a range of central nineteenth-century texts.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 236 pages, XII, 236 p.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 26/10/2016
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9783319328379
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