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  •  I will join in Brecht's disagreement (4+ / 0-)
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    I'm not ashamed to be a Hardy fan and have come to his defense more than once here.  I too read him in high school, both The Mayor of Casterbridge and Return of the Native, but went on to read many of his other novels over the years, always with an appreciation of his sense of place and nature, his brooding view of humanity and his ability to weave a plot that stays on track.  He was a real storyteller.   If I want to get lost in the moors, Hardy is an excellent guide and companion.

    I won't go into a full blown apologia of Hardy here because this is Jane's time to shine in the sun.  Besides they are writers who don't belong in the same orbit.  It is entirely possible to love them both.

    (You might be interested in knowing my brother.  He read The Mayor of Casterbridge in high school and is still grumbling about it.  You'd think it was the worst thing that ever happened to him.)  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 08:20:52 AM PST

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