Author Archives: Finley Haunch

Modern Britain: ‘Miraged in the perculiar atmosphere’

‘My failure is reflected on me by every one of those young fellows,’ said Jude. ‘A lesson on presumption is awaiting me to-day!—Humiliation Day for me!’   Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure is more relevant to modern Britain than one may realise. The novel recounts the story of Jude Fawley and his struggle to enter […]

‘Controversy and scandal’: why should we read Ted Hughes?

Finley Haunch argues that Ted Hughes remains relevant reading today