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A Treatise of Civil Power

A Treatise of Civil Power( )
Author: Hill, Geoffrey
Publication Date:Jan 2008
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

A major gathering of new work by one of the greatest poets of the English language Geoffrey Hill's latest collection takes its title from a pamphlet by Milton of 1659 that attacks the concept of a state church as well as corruption in church governance. As Milton figures prominently here, so too must the Lord Protector, Cromwell, addressed in a memorable sonnet sequence. Also considered by Hill are other poets to whom he nods in gratitude, not just Milton...
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Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 8.5 x 0.188 Inches
Book Weight:0.2 Pounds
Author Biography
Hill, Geoffrey (Author)
Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England on June 18 1932. He received a first in English literature at Oxford University. He wrote numerous collections of poetry including Genesis, King Log, The Triumph of Love, Mercian Hymns, A Treatise of Civil Power, Odi Barbare, and Broken Hierarchies. He received several awards including the Faber Memorial prize and the Whitbread for his poetry. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2012.

He was also an essayist. His collections of essays included The Lords of Limit, The Enemy's Country, Style and Faith, and Collected Critical Writings, which won the Truman Capote award for literary criticism in 2008. He died suddenly on June 30, 2016 at the age of 84.


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