alumniemblem
700
60
首页 健康 大千世界 校友
师生

旅游摄影

关于本网
南开大学外文系英专1965届及各届校友纪念网站

杨尚荃

杨尚荃先生,北京人。我们班五年级的精读教授之一,他选用英国小说家和诗人Thomas Hardy的Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented 做教材。我们是他在南开教的最后一届,一九六五年下半年奉调到北京外贸学院外语系。

cdividercdividercdivider
wengu
English Poet and Novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

hardy
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
(Reuse of the photo is permitted by the Library of Congress.)

Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous roma ntic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural. Though he regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain. The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi-fictional land of Wessex, delineates characters struggling against their passions and circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his 50s, has come to be as well regarded as his novels, especially after The Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The term "cliffhanger" is considered to have originated with Thomas Hardy's serial novel A Pair of Blue Eyes in 1873. In the previously mentioned novel Hardy chose to leave one of his protagonists, Knight, literally hanging off a cliff staring into the stony eyes of a trilobite embedded in the rock that has been dead for millions of years. This became the archetypal — and literal — cliff-hanger of Victorian prose.

Hardy's Poems:

A Broken Appointment
by Thomas Harty
  You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
Yet less for loss of your dear presence there
Than that I thus found lacking in your make
That high compassion which can overbear
Reluctance for pure lovingkindness' sake
Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroked its sum,
You did not come.

You love not me,
And love alone can lend you loyalty;
-I know and knew it. But, unto the store
Of human deeds divine in all but name,
Was it not worth a little hour or more
To add yet this: Once you, a woman, came
To soothe a time-torn man; even though it be
You love not me.

A Wife in London (December, 1899)
by Thomas Hardy
 
I--The Tragedy

She sits in the tawny vapour
That the City lanes have uprolled,
Behind whose webby fold on fold
Like a waning taper
The street-lamp glimmers cold.

A messenger's knock cracks smartly,
Flashed news is in her hand
Of meaning it dazes to understand
Though shaped so shortly:
He--has fallen--in the far South Land . . .

II--The Irony

'Tis the morrow; the fog hangs thicker,
The postman nears and goes:
A letter is brought whose lines disclose
By the firelight flicker
His hand, whom the worm now knows:

Fresh--firm--penned in highest feather -
Page-full of his hoped return,
And of home-planned jaunts by brake and burn
In the summer weather,
And of new love that they would learn.


A Thunderstorm in Town
by Thomas Hardy
  She wore a 'terra-cotta' dress,
And we stayed, because of the pelting storm,
Within the hansom's dry recess,
Though the horse had stopped; yea, motionless
We sat on, snug and warm.

Then the downpour ceased, to my sharp sad pain,
And the glass that had screened our forms before
Flew up, and out she sprang to her door:
I should have kissed her if the rain
Had lasted a minute more.


At a Lunar Eclipse
by Thomas Hardy
  Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity.

How shall I link such sun-cast symmetry
With the torn troubled form I know as thine,
That profile, placid as a brow divine,
With continents of moil and misery?

And can immense Mortality but throw
So small a shade, and Heaven's high human scheme
Be hemmed within the coasts yon arc implies?

Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show,
Nation at war with nation, brains that teem,
Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?


Cardinal Bembo's Epitaph on Raphael
by Thomas Hardy
  Here's one in whom Nature feared--faint at such vying -
Eclipse while he lived, and decease at his dying.



Epitaph on a pessimist
by Thomas Hardy
  I'm Smith of Stoke aged sixty odd
I've lived without a dame all my life
And wish to God
My dad had done the same.

hardyheart
Burial site of Thomas Hardy's heart.
(Reuse of the photo is under the GNU Free Documentation License)

hrtlstarhrtlstar

newyearwish

| Contact 联系 | Last Revised 05/15/2014 |
©2008-2011 NKENGLISH65, NONPROFIT WEBSITE | POWERED BY BLUEHOST.COM