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John Holmes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318092

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317743

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Making the Past Wake: Anthropological Survivals in Hardy's Poetry

Making the Past Wake: Anthropological Survivals in Hardy's Poetry

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(p.167) Chapter 10 Making the Past Wake: Anthropological Survivals in Hardy's Poetry
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Science in Modern Poetry
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Andrew Radford

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317743.011

This chapter traces a line of influence of Darwin through anthropologist E.B. Taylor which informs Thomas Hardy's poetry of archaeological remains, ranging from Roman sites to the ancestral artefacts and spaces of a disappearing rural world. Hardy's poetic excursions through family, parish, national and cosmic history are firmly rooted in the associative power of ‘survivals’. Far from leaving Hardy's poetry nostalgic and stale, these ‘survivals’ animate the poetry even as it reanimates them.

Keywords:   Thomas Hardy, E.B. Taylor, Charles Darwin, Darwinism, anthropological survivals

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