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The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Poetical Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins( )
Author: Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Editor: MacKenzie, Norman H.
Series title:Oxford English Texts
ISBN:978-0-19-811883-1
Publication Date:Aug 1990
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $256.95
Book Description:

This long-awaited complete edition of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins offers the most up-to-date guidance available. The edition is scrupulously and fully annotated, with a detailed commentary and introduction. Full attention is given to his neglected early poems. Headnotes to each poem set out its intellectual or biographical background, giving a wealth of illuminating quotations from Hopkin's letters, journals, and other writings.

Book Details
Pages:620
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.205 x 24.13 x 3.658 cm
Book Weight:1.08 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hopkins, Gerard Manley (Author)
Gerard M. Hopkins was born on July 28, 1844 in England, into a large and talented family. He attended Oxford, and entered the Jesuits in 1868. He later studied theology and, after destroying much of his youthful poetry, took up writing. In 1877, Hopkins was ordained as a priest. He was assigned to several churches and continued to write poetry, none of which was published until after his death.

Hopkins's poems are noted for their intricate rhythm, which he labeled sprung rhythm. The poems are exemplified by their clever puns, wordplay and imaginative phrasing. His works include several series of sonnets, such as Pied Beauty and The Windhover, as well as "terrible" sonnets that explore the conflict between his sexual longing and his devotion to God.

Gerard M. Hopkins died of typhoid fever on June 8, 1889, in Ireland.

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