Hardy, Barbara, 1924-2016

by Isobel Armstrong

09 Jun 2020
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This memoir reads both Barbara Hardy’s autobiography, Swansea Girl, and her novel, London Lovers, to illuminate her bold and vivid life, work and career. These texts frame a sustained examination of her publications and her work as critic and scholar, from her earliest, innovative work on George Eliot and the novel, which opened up the nineteenth-century novel for twentieth-century critics, to her work on narrative, on the emotions in poetry and on individual writers, such as the outstanding study of Dylan Thomas. Her later work as a poet is also addressed.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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