Paradox and Post-Christianity

Hardy’s Engagements Religious Tradition and The Bible

  • Shuji AWANO / 1999.12
  • JPY 5,905 / A5 size, hardcover, 304 pages

A new approach to Thomas Hardy’s view on Christianity!
British writer Thomas Hardy known for “Tess” and “Juvenile Jude”. Hardy ‘s novel focuses on problems that were not discussed in Hardy’s research so far although there are many metaphor of the Bible. Discussion on Japan’s first “handling of Hardy and Christianity”.
(ISBN 4921146039)

indexes

Acknowledgements
Textual Note
Introduction
1. Hardy’s Pastoral: Beginning with the Fall
2. The Return of the Native: A Post-Christian Tragedy
3. The Mayor of Casterbridge: Language and Being
4. The Woodlanders: Tree and Life
5. Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Version of the Fall
6. Jude the Obscure: A Post-Christian Apocalypse
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

author

Shuji AWANO
Assistant Professor of Osaka Gakuin University, Japan.

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