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Landscapes of Eternal Return

Tennyson to Hardy

Authors: Ebbatson, Roger

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  • Moves artfully and productively between 'high theory’ and traditional historically inflected close reading
  • Focuses on Tennyson and Hardy but also looks at work by Hallam and Swinburne
  • Examines this work through a wide range of theoretical lenses
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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. 

About the authors

Roger Ebbatson is currently Visiting Professor at Lancaster University, UK, having previously taught at the University of Sokoto, Nigeria, the University of Worcester, and Loughborough University. He is a Fellow of the English Association, and a Vice-President of the Tennyson Society. His publications include Lawrence and the Nature Tradition (1980), Hardy: The Margin of the Unexpressed (1994), An Imaginary England (2005), Heidegger’s Bicycle (2006), and Landscape & Literature, 1830-1914 (2013).

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“This is an important book which will be essential reading for Tennyson and Hardy scholars but should also have wider international appeal. Few scholars are as qualified as Ebbatson to situate Victorian and Edwardian writers within the broader context of European thought. The author moves effortlessly between 'high theory' and traditional historically inflected close reading to produce an exciting and challenging read.” (Valerie Purton, Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81380-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes of Eternal Return
Book Subtitle
Tennyson to Hardy
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32838-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32838-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32837-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81380-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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